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Giardini: Complete Trios / Budapest String Trio


Release Date: 07/25/2000 
Label:  Hungaroton   Catalog #: 31837/9   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felice Giardini
Performer:  Ferenc KissSándor PappCsaba Onczay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Trio
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 29 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Felice Giardini (1716-96) spent the largest part of his career in England, an exponent of the emerging Classical style. His string trios represent a major addition to this rewarding yet neglected medium. The 20 works recorded here all have three movements in moderate, slow, quick order. All last about 10 minutes, and none are in minor keys. These statistics alone should be sufficient to tell you that the music is neither especially complex nor particularly profound, but like so much music of the Rococo period, it's very pleasant taken in small doses. In fact, Giardini proves himself an expert craftsman and tunesmith, able to wrest an extraordinary amount of color and charm from his three players, and the
Read more music never turns dull or formulaic. The Budapest String Trio makes the best possible case for the composer, infusing as much rhythmic urgency and instrumental personality into each piece as the music will stand (without overdoing it). Toss in finely focused recording, and the result is self-recommending for string players and collectors of fine chamber music.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trios (6) for Violin, Viola and Cello, Op. 17 by Felice Giardini
Performer:  Ferenc Kiss (Violin), Sándor Papp (Viola), Csaba Onczay (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Hungaroton Studio, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 54 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2.
Trios (6) for Violin, Viola and Cello, Op. 20 by Felice Giardini
Performer:  Csaba Onczay (Cello), Sándor Papp (Viola), Ferenc Kiss (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Hungaroton Studio, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 67 Minutes 14 Secs. 
3.
Trios (6) for Violin, Viola and Cello, Op. 26 by Felice Giardini
Performer:  Csaba Onczay (Cello), Sándor Papp (Viola), Ferenc Kiss (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Hungaroton Studio, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 48 Minutes 15 Secs. 
4.
Trios (2) for Violin, Viola and Cello, Op Posth. by Felice Giardini
Performer:  Sándor Papp (Viola), Ferenc Kiss (Violin), Csaba Onczay (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1792 
Date of Recording: 1998-99 
Venue:  Hungaroton Studio, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 19 Minutes 23 Secs. 

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