Beethoven String Trios

Trio Zimmermann - Beethoven: String Trios op. 9 (2011)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 9, 2015
Trio Zimmermann - Beethoven: String Trios op. 9 (2011)

Trio Zimmermann - Beethoven: String Trios op. 9 (2011)
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin; Antoine Tamestit, viola; Christian Poltéra, cello

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 347 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1857 | Time: 01:13:51

Beethoven's trios for violin, viola, and cello remain among his least-played works. They seem to point back to the occasional chamber music of the Classical period, and if they're not given the proper attention, that's exactly what they do. But Beethoven himself thought enough even of the very early String Trio in E flat major, Op. 3 (1794), to supervise a keyboard arrangement of the work in the 1810s, and the Op. 9 set heard here, composed in 1798, is almost as ambitious as the group of Op. 18 string quartets that followed it by about a year, and for which it can be seen as a kind of study. The hard, weighty performances by the Trio Zimmermann command attention for these works. Hear the way it sculpts out the jagged opening melodic material of the climactic String Trio in C minor, Op. 9/3, or lay into the quasi-orchestral finale of the first trio of the set. There's a good deal of motivic work here that forecasts the density of Beethoven's mature chamber music language.
Ludwig van Beethoven - Complete String Trios (1997) [Grumiaux Trio] 2CD

Ludwig van Beethoven - Complete String Trios (1997) 2CD
Arthur Grumiaux, violin; Georges Janzer, viola; Eva Czako, Violoncello

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 695 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 351 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 456 317-2 | Time: 02:18:15

Beethoven was the last great composer to write string trios, and his are the finest works of their type. Mozart hardly touched this particular combination, and Haydn wrote quite few very early works which are now completely unknown. In any case, Haydn used two violins and a cello, whereas with Beethoven the standard combination became violin, viola, and cello. These are all early works, expert examples of all that Beethoven learned from Haydn and Mozart in preparation for the writing of his first great string quartets. But far from being mere composition exercises, these are highly rewarding works on their own, and these outstanding performances make the best possible case for their claim to be ranked among Beethoven's chamber music masterpieces.

Beethoven - Complete String Trios REUP  Music

Posted by alekhno at April 29, 2010
Beethoven - Complete String Trios REUP

Beethoven - Complete String Trios REUP
Classical | EAC | FLAC, CUE, LOGS | 2 CD | Complete Artwork | 660 Mb | rs.com | 2005
Zurich String Trio

Trio Zimmermann - Beethoven: String Trio Op.3; Serenade Op.8 (2014)

Trio Zimmermann - Beethoven: String Trio Op.3; Serenade Op.8 (2014)
Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin; Antoine Tamestit, viola; Christian Poltéra, cello

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2087 | Time: 01:07:55

The Trio Zimmermann’s previous release of Beethoven’s Trios received excellent reviews and won them the BBC Music Magazine’s Chamber Award in 2013. This next instalment shows us the ‘lighter’ side of Beethoven’s chamber works. The Trio in E flat major and Serenade in D major consist of sequences of six and eight movements respectively, with minuets and marches reminding us of courtly music from an earlier period. However, they are far from ‘old-fashioned’. The adventurous spirit of the young Beethoven is plain to hear, in the exceptionally creative use of textures, thematic development and formal innovation. In this music Beethoven gives each instrument an equal importance and a highly individual treatment. A first-class chamber ensemble is required to meet these demands and this is exactly what the Trio Zimmermann offer, comprised of three exceptional soloists.
Trio Leos - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Op. 1 - Hache: Desinstalation (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Trio Leos - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Op. 1 - Hache: Desinstalation (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 100:51 minutes | 877 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

"He who has heard my music, must free himself of all human miseries." said Beethoven. When Trio Leos recorded Beethoven's Trio Opus 1 more than two hundred years after their creation, they wished, of course, to join that long tradition of conservation and questioning of the great works of the history of music. Beethoven wanted to abolish the bounds of time.

Lubotsky Trio - Sergei Taneyev: String Trios (2017)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 15, 2018
Lubotsky Trio - Sergei Taneyev: String Trios (2017)

Lubotsky Trio - Sergei Taneyev: String Trios (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Melodiya | # MELCD1002456 | Time: 00:50:59

Firma Melodiya presents a rarity of Russian chamber music, string quartets by Sergei Taneyev performed by Lubotsky Trio. In the early 20th century, they called Taneyev “musical conscience of Moscow.” Tchaikovsky’s best student and friend, the first recipient of the Big Gold Medal of the Moscow Conservatory, and a teacher of Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and other famous composers, Taneyev proved to be an outstanding pianist, composer, educator and music theorist. A true master of polyphonic composition and a fine ensemble performer, Taneyev devoted special attention to thematic development, vibrant voiceleading, subtle palette of strokes, and sought to find an ideal balance between emotional and rational in music. The chamber and instrumental genres were perhaps the ones that answered his artistic demands to the greatest extent. Two string trios – E flat major, Op. 31, and B minor (no opus) – on this album belong to the 1910’s, the last period of Taneyev’s life. The latter one remained unfinished and was published many years after the composer’s death. The recording was made in Germany in 2015, the year of the 100th anniversary of the prominent Russian composer’s death.
Arrigo Pelliccia, Grumiaux Trio, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Mozart: Complete String Trios & Duos (1996)

Arrigo Pelliccia, Grumiaux Trio, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Mozart: Complete String Trios & Duos (1996)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 133:13 | 714 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 454 023-2

This is the kind of package which represents the best of the Philips Classics Duo series. Slightly older recordings, but in beautiful, clear, warm analogue sound; artists of the old school and the first rank; a compilation of potentially neglected music made available absurdly cheaply in attractive packaging with high production values and intelligent notes; what's not to like?
Eybler Quartet - Beethoven String Quartets Op. 18, Nos. 1-3 (2018)

Eybler Quartet - Beethoven String Quartets Op. 18, Nos. 1-3 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:09:40 | 287 Mb
Classical | Label: The Sixteen Productions Ltd

Opus 18 needs little introduction as Beethoven’s supremely confident first step in total mastery of the Classical String Quartet. From the opening bars of Quartet No. 1 which bristle with curiosity and possibility to the wit and humour of Quartet No. 2 and the supressed energy and teasing harmonic uncertainty of Quartet No. 3, Opus 18 represents Beethoven’s only quartet contribution during his ‘first period’ and provides the listener with a tantalising glimpse of the extraordinary music that was to follow. The Eybler Quartet came together in 2004 to explore the works of the first century-and-a-half ofthe string quartet and plays on instruments appropriate to the period of the music it performs. The Toronto-based ensemble’s live performances have consistently garnered praise as 'glowing and committed', 'spirited' and 'lively and energizing'. The Eybler Quartet harnesses a unique combination of talents and skills: razor-sharp ensemble skills, technical prowess.
Deutsches Streichtrio - Paul Hindemith: String Trios No. 1 & 2 (1996)

Deutsches Streichtrio - Paul Hindemith: String Trios No. 1 & 2 (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: cpo | # 999 283-2 | Time: 00:45:23

Never one to relegate particular instruments to merely supporting roles, Hindemith composed his String Trio No. 1 (1924) with an eye (and ear) toward complete equality among the parts. The Trio is written in an almost constantly contrapuntal texture that makes much use of canon and fugue techniques; virtually the only instances where a homophonic texture is evident are those that mark important structural divisions of the movements. Though much of the music has an atonal feel, Hindemith provides a sense of direction by establishing tonal centers as points of momentary resolution. Typical of Hindemith's music of the early 1920s, the Trio is marked by a bracing, energetic spirit. The String Trio No. 2 strongly contrasts with its predecessor, the String Trio No. 1 (1924), which is marked by a strong feeling of atonality. When Hindemith wrote the present work nearly a decade later, his style had evolved somewhat. The Trio No. 2 is built on standard Classical forms but incorporates Hindemith's personal sense of tonality, in which any note or chord may be related to a given tonal center; the music has a refreshing, non-Romantic sound.

Trio Hegel - Cherubini & Cambini: String Trios (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 30, 2018
Trio Hegel - Cherubini & Cambini: String Trios (2016)

Trio Hegel - Cherubini & Cambini: String Trios (2016)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 273 MB
Label: Tactus | Tracks: 11 | Time: 64:22 min

The renowned Trio Hegel, violin, viola and cello, in this CD is offering to us an extract of the chamber music prevalent in the salons and the courts from the end of the eighteenth century up to the mid/late nineteenth century. The authors of these compositions - Cherubini and Cambini - were both of Tuscan origin, and both worked in Paris (in particular, Cherubini was director of the Conservatory from 1821) enjoying great fame. The string trios here are compositions rich in nuances and gallantry (according to the taste of the time), always very well made; they represent a summary of what was the typical Parisian hausmusik, bringing the listener to the enchanting of the Parisians atmospheres in the late nineteenth century.