Canal March

Beethoven's Symphony No. 2, in chamber arrangement

Trío Arbós: Miguel Borrego, violín; José Miguel Gómez, violonchelo y Juan Carlos Garvayo, piano

Symphony No. 2 in D Major Op. 36. Arrangement for piano trio by Beethoven (1806)

Although today it may come as a surprise to us, the audience’s demand prompted Beethoven to make numerous arrangements of his own works. A paradigmatic case is the Symphony No. 2, which the composer himself transformed into a genuine piano trio for professional performers. The textures of the orchestral writing of the period make this transformation particularly suitable, to the astonishment of modern listeners.

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