Flutists are always grateful for chamber music works that include their instrument as part of the original scoring. They can thus take pleasure in this Urtext edition of Beethoven’s Trio for piano, flute and bassoon, which is based on the text of the new Beethoven Complete Edition.
Beethoven probably composed this virtuoso concertante Trio at the age of fifteen. Its unusual instrumentation can be explained by the fact that the piece was written for the aristocratic Westerholt-Gysenberg family. Baron Westerholt-Gysenberg played the bassoon, his son the flute, and his daughter, Maria Anna Wilhelmine, was Beethoven’s piano pupil. Enchanting chamber music!