Beethoven String Trios

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

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.
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.

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

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'?

Seraphim Trio - Beethoven: Piano Trios (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 6, 2017
Seraphim Trio - Beethoven: Piano Trios (2016) [TR24][OF]

Seraphim Trio - Beethoven: Piano Trios
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48kHz | 80:14 min | 790 MB | Digital booklet
Label: ABC Classics | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

The Seraphim Trio makes a welcome return to ABC Classics with an album of Beethoven's piano trios. Beethoven's trios are amongst the finest works in the chamber canon, taking the form spawned by Mozart and Haydn and developing it into a musical genre which reached symphonic proportions in its musical language and virtuosity. The album combines two early trios with the later 'Ghost', showcasing the radical development of Beethoven's style.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Vol.1 (2003) (Repost)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell - BeethovenЖ Piano Trios, Vol.1 (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:11:50 | 529 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI classics | Catalog: 7243585493

If these performances of Beethoven's earlier Piano Trios by Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Lynn Harrell are suave and sophisticated with a soupçon of sentimentality, well, that's what modern performance practice was like in the '80s. And if that sounds like an appealing manner in which to perform Beethoven's earlier Piano Trios, this is the recording to hear. Perlman, Ashkenazy, and Harrell lean into Beethoven's music, singing everything grandly, sounding everything gloriously, and souping everything up completely. One might argue that Beethoven's Piano Trios, Op. 1, are too Viennese High Classical to respond well to their approach, that the works seem more maimed and mauled then persuasively performed, but one cannot deny that Perlman, Ashkenazy, and Harrell put every iota of their expressivity and virtuosity into their overpowering performances. EMI's early digital sound has been pleasantly remastered for this CD reissue.

Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Dec. 19, 2016
Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (2016)

Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:57:34 | 270 MB
Label: Wigmore Hall Live

Audiences around Britain and beyond became devoted followers of the Elias String Quartet’s Beethoven Project, in which the complete quartets were performed over the course of two seasons. This disc offers the chance to hear the fruits of the ensemble’s collective experience and deep thinking on the works.
Alban Berg Quartett - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartets Nos.14 & 15 (1997)

Alban Berg Quartett - Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartets Nos.14 & 15 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | HQ Full Scan | 01:19:11 | 379 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics
TrioFenix - Beethoven: String Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 3 & Serenade in D Major, Op. 8 (2016)

TrioFenix - Beethoven: String Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 3 & Serenade in D Major, Op. 8 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:07:43 | 156 MB
Label: Fuga Libera

Cinq ans après la sortie de leur intégrale des trios à cordes de W. A. Mozart, le TrioFenix nous revient avec un nouvel opus consacré à ce répertoire moins connu mais exigeant, en prêtant leur jeu fin et naturel à un autre maître : Ludwig van Beethoven.