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

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.
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.
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.

Ferruccio Busoni - Claudius Tanski - Piano Works (1992)  Music

Posted by luckburz at Jan. 11, 2014
Ferruccio Busoni - Claudius Tanski - Piano Works (1992)

Ferruccio Busoni - Claudius Tanski - Piano Works
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 180 MB | Full Artwork: 174 | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG, NDR # MDG L 3436 | Country/Year: Germany 1992
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

Busoni (1 April 1866 – 27 July 1924) was an Italian composer, pianist, editor, writer, piano and composition teacher, and conductor. Most of Busoni's works are for the piano. Busoni's music is typically contrapuntally complex, with several melodic lines unwinding at once. Although his music is never entirely atonal in the Schoenbergian sense, his mature works, beginning with the Elegies, are often in indeterminate key…

Beethoven - Coin e.a. - Piano Trios Op.1 n.3 & Op.11 (1994)  Music

Posted by luckburz at Sept. 26, 2013
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
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: String Quartet Op. 59, No. 1 & Op. 130, Busch Quartet  Music

Posted by obligatto at April 22, 2010
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

Beethoven - String Quartets - Guarneri Qt  

Posted by daksya at Sept. 24, 2009
Beethoven - String Quartets - Guarneri Qt

Ludwig van Beethoven's String Quartets - Guarneri Quartet
8 CDs, 531:28 | SPARS: n/a | Brilliant Classics | EAC, FLAC image, CUE, Logs | No Covers | RS | 2594 MB
Classical - Classical period | Chamber Music - String Quartet | Composed 1799-1826 | Recording 1987-1992

BBC Music Magazine:
Let me declare emphatically that the Guarneris are sensational in this literature; their insightful mastery of Beethovenian semantics remains all-encompassing, and their technical command is absolute… The Guarneri Quartet are in every regard peerless Beethovenians; I can only conclude that here, as elsewhere, their performances come as close as is humanly possible to realising an absolute in these works, as much as modern instruments permit. The recordings, made at New York’s Academy of Arts and Letters in 1991, are likewise beyond criticism. - Michael Jameson

TrioVanBeethoven - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Vol. 4 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 22, 2017
TrioVanBeethoven - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Vol. 4 (2017)

TrioVanBeethoven - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Vol. 4 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:03:54 | 146 MB
Label: Gramola Records | Release Year: 2017

This album markes the fourth volume of the complete recordings of Beethoven's piano trios by the Austrian TrioVanBeethoven. It opens with the Trio, Op. 1/3 in C minor. Preceding this last work of hte group of piano trios, Op. 1 were a great number of uncounted works and sketches like the Variations, Op. 44, whose first drafts can be dated back to as early as the year 1792. The famous ""Gassenhauer"" Trio Op. 11 which was originally written for clarinet instead of the violin, got its sobriquet from the final movement of the work, comprising variation son a then very popular melody from the opera ""L'amor marinaro ossia il corsaro"" by Joseph Weigl from 1797. The simplicity of this tune in contrast to the normally more serious and complex writing of Beethoven enthused his contemporary critics, and it was advocated he were to write more natural rather than strained pieces. Why 'van Beethoven'?