This double album brings together two recordings that broke new ground in the Beethoven discography. Here we can witness the transition from the old 'sonata for keyboard with violin accompaniment' inherited from the Baroque era to the true Classical duo, then to the piano trio which prompted the composer to present his 'opus 1'. These performances also document a fascinating encounter between outstanding period instruments (including Beethoven's own violin!) whose fine qualities are brought out to the full by three exceptional artists.
These titles were released for the first time in 2006 (CD 1) and 2007 (CD 2).