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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

The Beaux Arts Trio has re-recorded Beethoven’s Archduke Trio each time its personnel has changed. This performance, by the long-standing partnership of Pressler, Cohen and Greenhouse, always seemed the ensemble’s finest, and it continues to fend off even its fiercest rivals. This playing has everything: polish, grandeur and impeccable refinement, plus that unhurried breadth of utterance that typified the Beaux Arts at its best. Also included here is its fine 1982 account of the Ghost. An essential purchase.

-- Michael Jameson, BBC Music Magazine [reviewing Philips 454129]
The Beaux Arts Trio has re-recorded Beethoven’s Archduke Trio each time its personnel has changed. This performance, by the long-standing partnership of Pressler, Cohen and Greenhouse, always seemed the ensemble’s finest, and it continues to fend off even its fiercest rivals. This playing has everything: polish, grandeur and impeccable refinement, plus that unhurried breadth of utterance that typified the Beaux Arts at its best. Also included here is its fine 1982 account of the Ghost. An essential purchase.

-- Michael Jameson, BBC Music Magazine [reviewing Philips 454129]
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Works on This Recording

1.
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. 
2.
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

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 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
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