Dvorak, Smetana, Suk Piano Trios

Sitkovetsky Trio - Dvorak, Smetana, Suk: Piano Trios (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Oct. 3, 2015
Sitkovetsky Trio - Dvorak, Smetana, Suk: Piano Trios (2014)

Sitkovetsky Trio - Dvorak, Smetana, Suk: Piano Trios (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 309 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 173 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 2059

The two large-scale works by Dvořák and Smetana are complemented here by the one- movement Elegy, by Josef Suk, Dvořák’s student and later son-in-law. Formed in 2007, the Sitkovetsky Trio performs worldwide and has received numerous awards and critical acclaim, but is here making its début on disc, in a programme perfectly suited to the ensemble’s virtuosic and impassioned music-making.
Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2015)

Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1271-2D | Time: 01:23:19

Brahms (1833-97) devoted much of the 1880s to his three Piano Trios, having decided, as he told a friend, that there was “no further point in attempting an opera or a marriage”. They are among his less familiar chamber works. He originally wrote No 1 as a young man, overhauling it more than three decades later in 1889. All three works – the B major Op 8, C major Op 87 and C minor Op 101 – have a tender, shadowy intensity, without quite the same heart-on-sleeve fervour of the bigger chamber works. The string players here – brother and sister Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff – are regular quartet partners. Together with sensitive pianism from Lars Vogt, ensemble is alert, accurate, never forced: already a favourite CD.
Johannes Brahms: Piano Trios Nos. 1-3, Cello Sonata No.2 (Katchen, Suk, Starker)

Brahms: Piano Trios Nos. 1-3, Cello Sonata No.2 (Katchen, Suk, Starker)
Apple Lossless (XLD) | With Log Files | Decca | 2 CDs, 522 MB
Classical | Cover, no scans | Rapidshare

In the age of Argerich, who brings tightrope-walker tension to chamber music, I doubt that anyone plays the Brahms piano trios with the kind of mellow lushness heard here. Katchen's conception of Brahms was large-scaled but smooth, warm without much psychological struggle. Suk was a honey-toned violinist, and although Starker was the modernist among the three, what's notable here is how perfectly in unison he is with Suk (and blissfully in tune). Decca puts the piano in the middle and the string players close up in their own channels left and right. The result is wide-screen and artificial, of course, since it makes the cello sound as loud as the piano. but the sonic effect is quite luscious.

I've saved my remarks about te interpretations for last. The Brahms trios have attracted great collaborations, and I wouldn't place this one above, say, Istomin-Stern-Rose although it runs ahead of the Beaux Art Trio, for sheer beauty of tone if nothing else. The shortcoming here is a tendency toward cautiousness; these are middle-of-the-road readings that don't capture Brahms' deepest passions. He is placed in the sun too often. But the first two trios aren't sturm and drang works. If you want large-scale performances caught in gorgeous sound, here you go.

–Amazon.com [4 stars] reviewer

Riccardo Minasi - Haydn: Piano Trios (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 14, 2017
Riccardo Minasi - Haydn: Piano Trios (2016)

Riccardo Minasi - Haydn: Piano Trios
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 60:37 min | 296 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2016

Eighteenth-century keyboard trios were regularly billed as ‘sonatas for the harpsichord or fortepiano, with the accompaniment of violin and violoncello’. You would hardly guess that pecking order from these performances. If you’ve heard Riccardo Minasi’s Baroque performances you’ll know that he is no shrinking violet. His playing here is as lively and inventive as you’d expect. Yet time and again he upstages Maxim Emelyanychev’s fortepiano – say, at the opening of the early G minor Trio (No 5), where the touches of violin countermelody virtually swamp the principal line in the keyboard.
Kremer, Dirvanauskaite, Trifonov - Preghiera - Rachmaninov: Piano Trios (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kremer, Dirvanauskaite, Trifonov - Preghiera - Rachmaninov: Piano Trios (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:03 minutes | 1.10 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A "dream team" trio of interpreters for these deeply emotional masterpieces of Russian Romanticism. Gidon Kremer is celebrating his 70th birthday on (February 27th, 2017) with a special chamber music program together with outstanding young pianist Daniil Trifonov and renowned cellist Giedre Dirvanauskaite, both of whom he personally chose for this recording.
Gidon Kremer, Daniil Trifonov & Giedre Dirvanauskaite - Preghiera - Rachmaninov Piano Trios (2017)

Gidon Kremer, Daniil Trifonov & Giedre Dirvanauskaite - Preghiera - Rachmaninov Piano Trio
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 67:03 min | 153 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017

A "dream team" trio of interpreters for these deeply emotional masterpieces of Russian Romanticism. Gidon Kremer is celebrating his 70th birthday on (February 27th, 2017) with a special chamber music program together with outstanding young pianist Daniil Trifonov and renowned cellist Giedre Dirvanauskaite, both of whom he personally chose for this recording.

Thomas Albertus Irnberger - Schubert: Piano Trios (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 22, 2017
Thomas Albertus Irnberger - Schubert: Piano Trios (2017)

Thomas Albertus Irnberger - Schubert: Piano Trios (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:57:11 | 269 MB
Label: Gramola Records | Release Year: 2017

Secretly, I hope to make something of myself, but after Beethoven who can do anything? These words by the juvenile Franz Schubert might explain why it took him 15 years - until 1827, just one year prior to his death - to begin writing both of his great piano trios, works of epic, almost symphonic dimensions. This new interpretation by violinist Thomas Albertus Imberger with David Geringas, cello and Michael Korstick, piano works out the lyricism and thematic work as well as the affects and discontinuities which illustrate the large influence, that Beethoven's composing had on Schubert's oeuvre. Similar effects can be observed with the Notturno D 897, in contrast to the Trio Movement Allegro D 28, which being an early work exhibits closer ties to Mozart.

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'?

The Mozartean Players - Mozart: Complete Piano Trios (2006)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 12, 2017
The Mozartean Players - Mozart: Complete Piano Trios (2006)

The Mozartean Players - Mozart: Complete Piano Trios (2006)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 76:54 + 59:33 | 548 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 2967033

The quality of the recorded sound is so perfectly clear on this recording, like finely etched crystal, while at the same time it is so robust and resonant, that it is difficult to believe that the piano played on these two marvelous CDs is a replica of a 1785 Walter fortepiano, a smaller and much more fragile instrument than today's modern concert grand pianos.

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.