Haydn: Great Piano Trios
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Joseph Haydn

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Nationality: Austrian
Born: March 31, 1732, Rohrau, Austria Died: May 31, 1809, Vienna (age 77)

Piano Trio No. 41 in e-flat minor, Op. 53, Hob. XV:31, Jacob's Dream

(for violin, cello and piano)
9:08 I. Andante cantabile
3:36 II. Allegro (ben moderato) [Jacob's Dream]
Duration: 13 minutes (approximately)
Composed: (?) 1795-1797 (age 62-65)
Published: 1803, Vienna: Traeg (age 70-71)
Dedication: Mademoiselle Madelaine de Kurzbeck
Note: From wikipedia: The nickname "Jacob's Dream" comes from Haydn's inscription on the original manuscript, later removed.This reads: "Jacob's Dream! by Dr. Haydn." It refers to the biblical story of Jacob's Ladder ascending to heaven, as the movement features difficult passages in the upper register of the violin. Haydn intended this as a practical joke directed at a German violinist who had particular difficulties playing high notes.
6 recordings, 12 videos
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9:39
Beaux Arts Trio
I. Andante cantabile
3:28
Beaux Arts Trio
II. Allegro (ben moderato) [Jacob's Dream]
9:59
András Schiff, Yuuko Shiokawa, Boris Pergamenschikow
I. Andante cantabile
3:47
András Schiff, Yuuko Shiokawa, Boris Pergamenschikow
II. Allegro (ben moderato) [Jacob's Dream]
8:14
Kungsbacka Piano Trio
I. Andante cantabile
3:20
Kungsbacka Piano Trio
II. Allegro (ben moderato) [Jacob's Dream]
9:34
Van Swieten Trio
I. Andante cantabile
3:53
Van Swieten Trio
II. Allegro (ben moderato) [Jacob's Dream]
7:23
Eisenstadt Haydn Trio
I. Andante cantabile
4:11
Eisenstadt Haydn Trio
II. Allegro (ben moderato) [Jacob's Dream]
8:54
Gergő, Barbara, Orsolya
I. Andante cantabile
3:18
Gergő, Barbara, Orsolya
II. Allegro (ben moderato) [Jacob's Dream]

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