Ferdinand Ries: Piano Trio and Sextets review – Beethoven’s biographer steps into the spotlight

Ferdinand Ries was not only Beethoven’s pupil and amanuensis but one of his first biographers – so to some extent he has himself to blame if our view of Beethoven as one of history’s “great men” has eclipsed any memory of musicians such as himself. In Beethoven’s Vienna and later in Regency London …

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