String Trios Op. 3 & 8 & 9
Beethoven's slighting of the sting trio for the string quartet after 1800 led to nearly a century of dismissal of the form for most serious composers to follow despite his youthful production of the five string trio masterpieces he turned out before age 30; indeed, many musicians and scholars have preferred the mature Trios Op. 9 to the subsequent String Quartets Op. 18. The Jacques Thibaud String Trio, recipients of tremendous acclaim from audiences and critics alike throughout Europe, Japan and North America, present the complete string trios by Beethoven on it's new 2 CD audite release.