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Beethoven: Piano Trios "Archduke" & "Ghost"/ Beaux Arts Trio

Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 412891   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Menahem PresslerIsidore CohenBernard Greenhouse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Beaux Arts Trio. Philips 412 891-2 [with Trio in D, Op. 70, No. 1 (Ghost)].

The Beaux Arts take a contemplative, Apollonian view of the work, a reaction to their earlier, lighter reading from the 1960s. They bring almost too much finesse and refinement to their playing of the opening movement, which emerges as a very moderate Allegro moderato and almost succumbs to localized effect. The Andante is the key to their interpretation of the piece: where others treat it as a reverie, they see it as a meditation, and take a full 13½ minutes to play it. The recording, an early digital effort from 1981, offers excellent presence, good atmosphere, and lots of detail. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a
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Works on This Recording

Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Menahem Pressler (Piano), Isidore Cohen (Violin), Bernard Greenhouse (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810-1811; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1979 
Venue:  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 
Length: 30 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Bernard Greenhouse (Cello), Isidore Cohen (Violin), Menahem Pressler (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1981 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 40 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 

Sound Samples

Piano Trio No.5 in D, Op.70 No.1 - "Geistertrio": 1. Allegro vivace e con brio
Piano Trio No.5 in D, Op.70 No.1 - "Geistertrio": 2. Largo assai ed espressivo
Piano Trio No.5 in D, Op.70 No.1 - "Geistertrio": 3. Presto
Piano Trio No.7 in B flat, Op.97 "Archduke": 1. Allegro moderato
Piano Trio No.7 in B flat, Op.97 "Archduke": 2. Scherzo (Allegro)
Piano Trio No.7 in B flat, Op.97 "Archduke": 3. Andante cantabile, ma però con moto - Poco più adagio
Piano Trio No.7 in B flat, Op.97 "Archduke": 4. Allegro moderato

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