Beethoven Piano Trios, Op. 70 No. 2, Op. 97

Beethoven: Piano Trios Op 70 No 2, "Archduke" - Faust, Queyras, Melnikov (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Beethoven: Piano Trios Op 70 No 2, "Archduke" - Faust, Queyras, Melnikov (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | 1 CD | Digital Booklet | 1.21 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

By giving the stringed instruments the status of genuinely equal partners with the piano, it was Beethoven who gave the piano trio the form it was to retain throughout the 19th century. This album presents the composer's last two works in the genre, Op.70 No.2 dedicated to Countess Marie Erdödy, and the celebrated 'Archduke' trio, which marked the final public appearance of its composer.
Faust, Queyras, Melnikov - Beethoven: Piano Trios Op 70 No 2, "Archduke" (2014)

Faust, Queyras, Melnikov - Beethoven: Piano Trios Op 70 No 2, "Archduke" (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 282 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 902125

By giving the stringed instruments the status of genuinely equal partners with the piano, it was Beethoven who gave the piano trio the form it was to retain throughout the 19th century. This album presents the composer's last two works in the genre, Op.70 No.2 dedicated to Countess Marie Erdödy, and the celebrated 'Archduke' trio, which marked the final public appearance of its composer.
Three eminent Beethovenians, Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov join forces here in performances that aim to highlight Beethoven's humour in their interpretation and set a new benchmark in the process.
Angela Hewitt - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 78, Op. 110 (2015)

Angela Hewitt - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 78, Op. 110 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68086 | Time: 01:16:08

Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt has specialized in Baroque and Classical music, and her Beethoven is about as delicate as some might expect. But there's a difference between applying delicacy to works that are not conventionally played that way, and applying it to already delicate works. There are two of each here. Hewitt runs counter to type in the early Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2/2, and Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10/1. In the Op. 10 work, perhaps a preparatory essay for the tumultuous "Pathétique" sonata that followed in the same key, Hewitt will be underpowered for many. But all is redeemed in the gentler pair, the Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78, and Piano Sonata No. 31 in A major, Op. 110. Hewitt takes moderate tempi in these, infusing a sense of spontaneity into the brief, tightly constructed Op. 78 and opening up the fugal counterpoint in the Op. 110 finale. Hewitt's Bachian training really applies in this work, whose first movement is also particularly raptly, almost mystically done. It's hard to offer a general judgment on this set, but for those buying online, in pieces, know that the last two selections are must-haves.
Ludwig van Beethoven - The Castle Trio - Piano Trios Op.70 (1989)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Trios Op. 70
Performed by The Castle Trio on original instruments
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 240 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Smithsonian Institution # ND036 | Country/Year: US 1989
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period

"Seldom have I heard these works played with such total mastery." ~Entr’acte (Amsterdam)
Beethoven - Coin e.a. - Piano Trios Op.1 n.3 & Op.11 (1994)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Trios pour pianoforte, violon et violoncelle op. 1 n°3; op.posth.154 & Gassenhauer-Trio Op. 11
Wolfgang Meyer / Patrick Cohen / Erich Höbart / Cristophe Coin
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 234 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Harmonia Mundi # HMC 901475 | Country/Year: France 1994
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period

Christophe Coin (born 26 January 1958) is a French cellist, viola da gamba player and conductor active in the field of historically informed performance. He is the cellist of the Quatuor Mosaïques and is the director of the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges.
Beethoven - String Quartets Op.18 No.4, Op.9 No.1, Op.131 (Juilliard String Quartet)

Beethoven - String Quartets Op.18 No.4, Op.9 No.1, Op.131 (Juilliard String Quartet) [2008/1975]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Not specified (LinearPCM, 2 ch) (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.33 Gb (DVD5)
Classical | Medici Arts | Sub: No | 109 min | +3% Recovery

The performance is certainly first rate, but (unlike the previous reviewer) I found the camera work coming between me and the music much of the time. Many camera changes and self-conscious panning and zooming do not add to the music. The ideal recording, for me at least, would involve a minimum of close ups, include all four performers in frame almost all the time, and little montage or heavy-handed editing. This recording calls attention to the camera placement and movement, whereas the best editing should generally go unnoticed, without artiness, without calling attention to itself. By Salsonero
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 59, No. 1 & Op. 130, Busch Quartet

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 59, No. 1 & Op. 130, Busch Quartet
Sony Classical Masterworks Portrait Remaster, 1992
Historical Classical | FLAC | EAC, Log, Cue | full scans | 325MB | RS
Andreas Staier, Daniel Sepec & Roel Dieltiens - Schubert: Piano trios, Op. 99 & 100 (2016)

Andreas Staier, Daniel Sepec & Roel Dieltiens - Schubert: Piano trios, Op. 99 & 100 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:37:04 | 223 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi

'One glance at Schubert s trio, and the miserable hustle and bustle of human existence vanishes, the world takes on fresh lustre', wrote Robert Schumann in 1836 of Schubert s Piano Trio D898. He was equally admiring of the Viennese composer s other great trio, D929, notably its funeral march-like Andante con moto, later to achieve cinematic fame in Kubrick s 'Barry Lyndon'. Here three peerless interpreters bring out every nuance of these endlessly fascinating works on their period instruments , including a splendid copy of an 1827 Viennese fortepiano.
Paavali Jumppanen - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op 2, 101 & 106 (2014)

Paavali Jumppanen - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Op 2, 101 & 106 (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 407 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 332 MB | 2 CDs | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog Number: 1248

Paavali Jumppanen is an internationally esteemed pianist, with a vast performance repertoire spanning from Bach to the Avant-garde. Jumppanen’s performances of the complete cycles of Beethoven’s and Mozart’s Piano Sonatas as well as Beethoven’s concertos and chamber music have won critical acclaim. Jumppanen has collaborated with numerous contemporary composers and has premiered many solo and chamber works for the piano. Of particular note are his recordings of Pierre Boulez’s complete piano sonatas at the request of the composer. This adaptability between musical genres gives a fresh reading of the core classical piano repertoire.
Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 22, Op. 31 No. 3, Op. 101 (2013)

Angela Hewitt - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 22, Op. 31 No. 3, Op. 101 (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 212 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 173 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67974

Angela Hewitt presents a fourth volume in her acclaimed series of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, which has delighted her fans worldwide. The little-known Sonata in B flat major, Op 22, the last of Beethoven’s ‘early’ sonatas, is recorded alongside Op 31 No 3 (sometimes known as ‘La chasse’, or ‘The Hunt’, because of its tumultuous Presto con fuoco finale). The album is concluded with Op 101, of which the journalist for the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung in Leipzig wrote: ‘Truly, here in his 101st composition admiration and renewed respect take hold of us, when we wander along strange, never trodden paths with the great painter of the soul’, going on to enthuse about the most beautiful colours and pictures in Beethoven’s new Piano Sonata.