Here are six of the most studied, performed, and recorded trios for piano, violin, and cello. They include the popular trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, which was named the "Ghost" trio by Beethoven´s student, Carl Czerny, who thought the eerie second movement suggested the specter of Hamlet´s father.
Additional works include the trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1; the trio in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2; the trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3; the trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2; and the trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, also known as the "Archduke" trio. These works are reproduced from the authoritative Breitkopf and Härtel editions. Durable but inexpensive, this edition features a sturdy binding that allows pages to remain open on music stands for years of use and enjoyment.
Table of Contents for Six Great Piano Trios in Full Score
1 Trio in E-flat Major for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 1, No. 1
1.1 Allegro. Adagio Cantabile. Scherzo. Allegro Assai. Finale. Presto.
2 Trio in G Major forViolin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 1, No. 2
2.1 Adagio/Allegro vivace. Largo con espressione. Scherzo. Allegro. Finale. Presto.
3 Trio in C Minor for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 1, No. 3
3.1 Allegro con brio. Andante cantabile con Variazioni. Menuetto. Quasi Allegro. Finale, Prestissimo.
4 Trio inD Major for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 70, No. 1 ("Ghost")
4.1 Allegro vivace e con brio. Largoassai ed espressivo. Presto.
5 Trio in E-flat Major for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 70, No. 2
5.1 Poco sostenuto/Allegro ma non troppo. Allegretto. Allegretto ma non troppo. Finale. Allegro.
6 Trio in B-flat Major for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 97 ("Archduke")
6.1 Allegro moderato. Scherzo. Allegro. Andante cantabile ma però con moto. Allegro moderato.