Week 1 – Bob’s Beethoven Blog

Posted on August, 3rd 2021

In 1791, the 21 year old Ludwig van Beethoven, moved from Bonn to Vienna, the musical capital of Europe, where he lived until his death in 1827. His first work to be published in Vienna was the Opus 1, a set of three piano trios, each with four movements for piano, violin, and cello.

Throughout his life, chamber music was so dear to Beethoven. In this early work you will hear the imagination, emphasis on rhythm and accents, tenderness, humanity, and genius. As the weeks go by, we will see how these traits infuse his symphonies, chamber music, concertos, and songs.