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STRING TRIOS BY BEETHOVEN
Played by KENNETH SKEAPING (Violin): BERNARD SHORE
(Viola): EDWARD J. ROBINSON (Violoncello)
Op. 8, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Movements
CONTINUING Beethoven's Serenade Trio
(Op. 8), the movements to be played this evening are the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh. Of these the first is somewhat curious inasmuch as it consists of an Adagio which is interrupted by lively scherzo sections in a quite unusual manner though the effect is entirely happy.
Some have even suspected a ' programme,' or underlying story, for the whole work on the strength of this movement, but there is no authority for anything of the kind.
After the Adagio comes a delightful Allegretto alla Polacca, based on a very attractive leading theme and offering great opportunities to the violoncello.
The next movement (Andante quasi allegretto) is an air with variations, giving the principal part in turn to each instrument, while a repetition of the Opening March happily completes and rounds off the whole work.

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