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Busch: Piano Trios & Piano Quartet / Eichenauer, Ravinia Trio

Busch / Sasaki / Schmidt / Eichenauer / Menzler
Release Date: 10/09/2015 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777528   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Adolf Busch
Performer:  Ulrich Eichenauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ravinia Trio
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 39 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Within the Chamber Music of Adolf Busch we encounter the violinist Adolf Busch as and the leader of the Busch Quartet on record albums and CDs. His recordings of Bach's Partita Compositions: such as in D minor, Beethoven's Violin Concerto, the String Quartets of Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, and Reger, and the piano trios of Brahms and Schubert are legendary. However, Busch not only was the leading German violinist between the two World Wars but also a composer who compiled a catalog of more than a hundred works.

The Ravinia Trio now turns to his Trio and Piano Quartet. The difficulties of the violin part in his tonally beautiful and formally refined piano trios call for a well-versed violinist like Adolf Busch himself, and
Read more for the piano part of the much later Quartet, the pianist had to be just as familiar with older classical music as with the then more recent music of Reger, Schoenberg and Busoni, as was the young Rudolf Serkin. Busch's late works, Including the quartet, have acquired a greater structural logic, as had long been within the music of Busch's contemporary, Arnold Schoenberg, though Busch never adopted Schoenberg's atonal musical language. - cpo, (Translated from German.) Read less

Works on This Recording

Piano Trio, Op. 15 by Adolf Busch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ravinia Trio
Venue:  Studio 1, Radiostudio Zürich 
Length: 27 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 48 by Adolf Busch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ravinia Trio
Period: Modern 
Written: 1931 
Venue:  Studio 1, Radiostudio Zürich 
Length: 30 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Piano Quartet in B minor, Op. 59 by Adolf Busch
Performer:  Ulrich Eichenauer (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ravinia Trio
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Studio 1, Radiostudio Zürich 
Length: 39 Minutes 22 Secs. 

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