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Immortal & Beloved / Pike, Gryphon Trio


Release Date: 03/15/2019 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: 29522  
Composer:  James K. WrightLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  David John Pike
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gryphon Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

About the Gryphon Trio, the Los Angeles Times wrote “This is a piano trio that plays with strength and unanimity… big, bold, almost orchestral performances.” Winner of two Juno prizes, the trio now presents its excellent new album, Immortal and Beloved. Two of the three works heard on this recording – the “Archduke” Trio, Op. 97 (1811) and An die ferne Geliebte (“To the distant beloved”), Op. 98 (1816) – are composed by Beethoven. The third work, Letters to the Immortal Beloved (2012) by Canadian composer James K. Wright, is inspired by three passionate love letters written by Beethoven during the summer of 1812. With the participation of the reputed baritone singer David John Pike, this is a fascinating release. About the Gryphon Trio, the Los Angeles Times wrote “This is a piano trio that plays with strength and unanimity… big, bold, almost orchestral performances.” Winner of two Juno prizes, the trio now presents its excellent new album, Immortal and Beloved. Two of the three works heard on this recording – the “Archduke” Trio, Op. 97 (1811) and An die ferne Geliebte (“To the distant beloved”), Op. 98 (1816) – are composed by Beethoven. The third work, Letters to the Immortal Beloved (2012) by Canadian composer James K. Wright, is inspired by three passionate love letters written by Beethoven during the summer of 1812. With the participation of the reputed baritone singer David John Pike, this is a fascinating release. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Letters to the Immortal Beloved, for voice & piano trio by James K. Wright
Performer:  David John Pike (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gryphon Trio
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012 
2.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gryphon Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810-1811; Vienna, Austria 
3.
An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gryphon Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815-1816; Vienna, Austria 

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