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Chamber music at the Albert Alphin Library: Piano

Piano Chamber Music

Piano chamber music could easily encompass a separate guide on its own. The versatility of the piano allows it to easily blend with all sorts of instrument groupings. Here is a small selection of the piano chamber music offered at the Albert Alphin Library.

Ludwig von Beethoven - Clarinet Trio, op. 11

Ludwig von Beethoven is one of the most prolific classical music composers, known for his symphonies, piano sonatas and variations, opera, and chamber music. Although his trios consisting of strings or piano and strings are more well-known and performed, he also wrote two trios for piano, cello, and clarinet. His op. 11, composed in 1797, was written in his early period and at the same time as his Eb Piano Sonata, his Berlin cello sonatas, and his song Adelaide.

Available at M321 .B44 op.11 1981 in the Albert Alphin Library.

Francis Poulenc - Trio for Piano, Oboe, and Bassoon

Francais Poulenc is a French composer largely known for his choral works as well as his sonatas for piano and another instrument. His trio for piano, bassoon, and oboe falls into his "first period" and is the least known of the four chamber works written in this period.

Available at M317 .P86 T7 1926 Cop.2 in the Albert Alphin Library.

Aram Khachaturian - Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano

Aram Khachaturian was the most well-known Armenian composer in the 20th century. He is considered by some to be a pillar of Soviet composition, alongside Sergei Prokofiev and Dimitri Shostakovich. His trio for piano, clarinet, and violin was performed and published in Paris in 1932. This work is considered to be written during his student years.

Available at M322 .K5 1948 in the Albert Alphin Library.

Andy Vores - Nightlife

Andy Vores is the vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer for the Boston Conservatory. His piece Nightlife written in 2000 is inspired by 1940's New York social life and features photographs that influence each movement. This piece is written for the unusual combination of piano, cello, and saxophone. Although no recording is available online currently, the score is available for checkout at the library at M322 .V67 N5 2000.