Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro dedicates his new album to the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, celebrating the 250th anniversary of his birth.


This CD was recorded in Paris, at La Seine Musicale, for the French label Paraty and internationally distributed by Harmonia Mundi PIAS.


In this new album, Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro has the company of two world-renowned great musicians:


French clarinetist Pascal Moraguès, 1st Solo Clarinet of Orchestre de Paris, Professor at Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, Escuela Superior de Música "Reina Sofía" de Madrid and Conservatoire de Paris.  and British cellist Adrian Brendel.


British cellist Adrian Brendel, Professor at Royal Academy of Music and which discography includes a Beethoven monographic album with legendary pianist Alfred Brendel, his father, with a reference recording of Beethoven Sonatas for Cello and Piano.


The CD includes the only two Beethoven Trios for Piano, Clarinet and Cello, his Opus 11 and 38, following the multi-award winning double album by the DSCH - Shostakovich Ensemble, with the first world recording of Shostakovich Complete Chamber Music for Piano and Strings.


The Trio Opus 11 was composed in 1798 and is nicknamed "Gassenhauer" due to its final tempo being a set of variations on a very popular theme from Joseph Weigl's opera "L'amor marinaro" ("Gassenhauer" means popular song). The character is cheerful and humorous, including countless harmonic and rhythmic surprises, but there are also passages where we find a dramatic atmosphere.

The Trio Opus 38 was composed between 1802 and 1803 and is re-criation by Beethoven, for piano, clarinet and cello, of his famous Septet Opus 20, a masterpiece full of optimism and fantasy.


A chamber ensemble based in Lisbon since its foundation in 2006, the DSCH - Shostakovich Ensemble is now regarded as one of Europe's leading chamber music projects, constituting an exciting platform of excellence for the interaction of top musicians of the international scene.




Trios for piano, clarinet and cello, Opus 11 & 38


DSCH – Schostakovich Ensemble

Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro
Piano and Artistic Direction
Pascal Moraguès Clarinet
Adrian Brendel Cello


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827):


Trio Opus 11 “Gassenhauer”

  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Adagio
  3. Tema con variazioni


Trio Opus 38 “Grand Trio”

  1. Adagio – Allegro com brio
  2. Adagio cantabile
  3. Tempo di menuetto
  4. Andante con variazioni
  5. Scherzo – Allegro molto e vivace
  6. Andante com moto, alla marcia - Presto


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