WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org
Welcome to ArkivMusic, the retail store for KING!

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. 

Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 business days.  
ArkivCD  $16.99
Special Order

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

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
Read more Classical CD Collection. Read less

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

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Incomparable! February 25, 2014 By bess holloway (Boulder, CO) See All My Reviews "The original recording has been in my collection for many years. The ArkivMusic reviewer says everything I could possibly profess myself. It's completely wonderful!" Report Abuse
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook

Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Already a subscriber? Sign In