Dedicated to the Archduke Rudolf of Austria, Beethoven’s patron, friend and student, the Trio op. 97 is the composer’s most monumental work in the genre. From the majesty of the opening Allegro to the truculence of the final Rondo, it is a true delight for the listener! First Chairs of the OSM Andrew Wan and Brian Manker join Herbert Schuch in bringing to life this inspired work.
Beethoven, Piano Trio no. 7 in B-flat major, op. 97, “Archduke”
Andrew Wan, violin
Brian Manker, cello
Herbert Schuch, piano