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

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.

Louise Farrenc - Piano Trios, Sextet (2009) {CPO}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Feb. 3, 2017
Louise Farrenc - Piano Trios, Sextet (2009) {CPO}

Louise Farrenc - Piano Trios, Sextet (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork(png) | 465 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 278 mb
Classical, Romantic, Chamber Music | Label: CPO - CPO 777 256-22

New Chamber Music by Louise Farrenc
Following the release of her symphonies, our ambitious Louis Farrenc Edition continues with more chamber music by this French composer. Shortly after her first symphony (1841) she composed her first piano trio and performed it herself as the pianist together with two fellow musicians in Paris.
Leonore Piano Trio - Taneyev & Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Trios (2017) [TR24][OF]

Leonore Piano Trio - Taneyev & Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Trios
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 77:53 min | 1.32 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

Rimsky-Korsakov described Taneyev’s best music as possessing ‘a wealth of beauty and expressiveness’, a verdict with which no one is likely to disagree after hearing the piano trio recorded here. Rimsky was (unjustly) disparaging towards his own, unfinished, trio, which emerges as a brooding, substantial work well worthy of revival.

Trio Wanderer - Dvořák: Piano Trios, Op. 65 & 90 (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 31, 2017
Trio Wanderer - Dvořák: Piano Trios, Op. 65 & 90 (2017)

Trio Wanderer - Dvořák: Piano Trios, Op. 65 & 90
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:05 min | 248 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

The Trio Wanderer pays tribute to Dvorák and his last two trios. Alongside the sombre interiority and fiery intensity of the Trio No. 3 in F minor, this programme presents a new version of the famous Dumky Trio, to which the Wanderers owed their first great success on record. Passionate and melancholy by turns, it is also the most innovative and the freest of Dvorák’s trios. A fine symbol for the Trio Wanderer, which has just reached its 30th year of existence without ever ceasing to surprise and touch us. Happy anniversary and hats off!

Trio Wanderer - Dvořák: Piano Trios, Op. 65 & 90 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 28, 2017
Trio Wanderer - Dvořák: Piano Trios, Op. 65 & 90 (2017)

Trio Wanderer - Dvořák: Piano Trios, Op. 65 & 90 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:12 | 149 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Release Year: 2017

The Trio Wanderer pays tribute to Dvořák and his last two trios. Alongside the sombre interiority and fiery intensity of the Trio no.3 in F minor, this programme presents a new version of the famous Dumky Trio, to which the Wanderers owe their first great success on record. Passionate and melancholy by turns, it is also the most innovative and the freest of Dvořák’s trios. A fine symbol for the Trio Wanderer, which has just reached its thirtieth year of existence without ever ceasing to surprise and touch us.
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.