Maggie Cole

harpsichord, fortepiano, piano

Maggie Maggie

"The best kind of classical performance is never a retreat into the past, but rather an intensification of the present."

Alex Ross (The New Yorker, Feb 2004)

Haydn - Trio in C major, Hob.XV-27 III. Presto.

George Frederic Handel - Prelude from Suite no.1 in A

JS Bach - Andante from Sonata no.1 in b minor BWV1014

Antonio Soler - Sonata in f minor no. 72



Trio Goya is thrilled to announce the recent release of their new recording of Beethoven's opus 1 trios. Available on Amazon and from many other source, here is a link to all the various ways to acquire the music.

In this new Chaconne release, Trio Goya offers unique accounts of Beethovens early piano trios, revealing on period instruments and in the magical acoustic of the Britten-Pears Auditorium at Aldeburghs Snape Maltings the extraordinary range of colours and narratives that these pieces suggest. Beethovens Opus 1 features amongst Trio Goyas central repertoire, played regularly in the UKs most prestigious venues and beyond. After a recent Wigmore Hall concert, Early Music Today wrote that Trio Goya sent us home spinning on the delights and laughter of early Beethoven. His piano trio opus 1 No. 1 frothed and bubbled down the finale's theme, the musicians swept along by their own hell for- leather, immaculately kept tempo. These pieces mark a kind of beginning in Beethovens career. They were indeed planned and executed, over a period of two years, with unprecedented care and skill; they mark the start of a new creative period for the young genius, which is distinct from the younger Bonn years and is fully deserving of the label first maturity conferred by the musicologist Lewis Lockwood.