The Stylistic Characteristics of Beethoven's Early Piano Trios

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The purpose of the present study is to determine the stylistic characteristics of Beethoven's early piano trios. For the purposes of this study, the term "piano trio" is defined as any work for three instruments in which a piano participates. Of the twelve such trios written by the composer, the first six are dealt with. There is in addition a brief discussion of a trio of uncertain origin. These six piano trios were composed over a span of about ten years (1785-1795), between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five. Although there is a great deal of uncertainty as to the ... continued below

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Hoff, Donald C. January 1969.

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The purpose of the present study is to determine the stylistic characteristics of Beethoven's early piano trios. For the purposes of this study, the term "piano trio" is defined as any work for three instruments in which a piano participates. Of the twelve such trios written by the composer, the first six are dealt with. There is in addition a brief discussion of a trio of uncertain origin. These six piano trios were composed over a span of about ten years (1785-1795), between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five. Although there is a great deal of uncertainty as to the exact time and place of origin of these trios, the first three are generally considered to have been written in Bonn, and the last three in Vienna.

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Hoff, Donald C. The Stylistic Characteristics of Beethoven's Early Piano Trios, thesis, January 1969; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663217/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .