Trio for Piano, Flute and Bassoon, WoO 37

This trio was written around 1786, probably to accomodate the preferences of the von Westerholt-Gysenberg family, to whose daughter Beethoven was teaching piano. The Count played bassoon and his son the flute, this resulting in this particular formation, which is supposed to have somehow limited the expressive range of the composer. On the autograph score the title reads Trio concertant a clavicembalo, flauto, fagotto, composto da Ludovici van Beethoven organista di S. S. Electeur de Cologne. This note divulges the place of composition and also reveals that Beethoven thought of himself primarily ... more

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