BEETHOVEN: Piano Trios Nos. 1 and 3 (rec. 1976)

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‘Warmly and thoughtfully played’ (Gramophone)
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Release in USA and digital/streaming: 3 Jan 2020
Released in UK: 24 Jan 2020

FHR Remasters

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Piano Trio No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 1
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Adagio
3. III. Scherzo (Allegro assai)
4. IV. Finale (Presto)

Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 1
1. I. Allegro con brio
2. II. Andante cantabile con Variazioni
3. III. Minuetto (Quasi allegro)
4. IV. Finale (Prestissimo)

George Malcolm Piano Trio
Christopher Hirons violin | Kenneth Heath cello | George Malcolm piano

All tracks remastered by David Murphy (FHR)

Recorded in Bishopsgate Hall, London, 1976
Produced and engineered by David Lord and Brian Preston (Crescent Records)
Transfers by Mike Clements (2019)
First released on Crescent Records in 1977 (stereo LP, ARS 108)
Booklet notes: Tully Potter
Album cover photo: by Vanja Golos, under licence from

First release on CD

Released on FHR Remasters with kind permission from David Lord

℗ 1977, 2020 © 2020 Recordings licensed from the Crescent Records
The copyright in the remastering is owned by First Hand Records Ltd

Press Quotes

“…an immaculate production sound-wise, warmly and thoughtfully played” (Gramophone)

“One of the real joys of the recorded music industry is that tracks which were laid down half a century ago can pop up just as fresh and bright as the day they were recorded. This is certainly true of these two piano trios recorded in 1976 and as delightful today as they were back in the 1970s. Many thanks to First Hand Records for making them available again.” (Lark Reviews)