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

Wilkomirski Trio - Arensky: Piano Trios (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 25, 2017
Wilkomirski Trio - Arensky: Piano Trios (2017)

Wilkomirski Trio - Arensky: Piano Trios
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:52 min | 251 MB
Label: DUX | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

Anton Arensky (1861-1906) was a representative of Russian intelligence as it was growing through the late nineteenth century. His father was a doctor who played cello, and his mother played piano. Therefore, Anton started learning music at home. When he was 21 he ended his studies at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, where he developed his composition skills under the direction of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. He taught some of the great musicians who would follow his generation, including Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Scriabin.
Julia Fischer, Jonathan Gilad, Daniel Muller-Schott - Mendelssohn: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2 (2006) [Official Digital Download]

Julia Fischer, Jonathan Gilad, Daniel Muller-Schott - Mendelssohn: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2 (2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:01 minutes | 989 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

“Since the foundation of PentaTone Classics in 2001, their enterprising programming; appealing contemporary presentations; consistently high quality performances and state of the art recordings have been nothing short of astonishing. I look forward enthusiastically to each of their stylish new releases and this hybrid Super Audio CD of Mendelssohn’s two Piano Trios was no exception. After a check of the accompanying marketing information it seems that this disc has already been selected as a Gramophone ‘Editor’s Choice’ and the recipient of a Diapason d’Or award.
Trio Leos - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Op. 1; Hache: Desinstalation (2017)

Trio Leos - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Op. 1; Hache: Desinstalation
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 100:51 min | 356 MB
Label: Klarthe | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

"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. His past modernity is an impetus, a germinating strength which is still available. Christophe Hache, a musician with a wide cultural range (classical, jazz, contemporary music), bears witness to this original shock wave in his Désinstallation. His piece, built on the finale of the second trio, is both resonance and amplification of Beethoven's energy.
Trio Leos - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Op. 1 - Hache: Desinstalation (Deluxe Edition) (2017)

Trio Leos - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Op. 1 - Hache: Desinstalation (Deluxe Edition) (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:40:58 | 231 MB
Label: Klarthe | Release Year: 2017

"He who has heard my music must be free from all human misery," said Beethoven. By recording the Beethoven Trio Opus 1 over two hundred years after their creation, Leo Trio had of course the desire to be part of this long tradition of preserving and questioning the great works of the history of music. Beethoven wanted to abolish temporal boundaries. Its modernity of yesterday is an impulse, a germinating force always available. Christophe Hache, musician of all cultures (classical, jazz, contemporary music), testifies in Uninstallation of this original shock wave. His play, built on the theme of the finale of the second trio, is both resonance and amplification of the Beethovenian energy.

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.