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Brahms: Piano Trios, Vol. 2 / Guarneri Trio Prague

Brahms / Guarneri Trio Prague
Release Date: 12/14/2010 
Label:  Praga   Catalog #: 250273   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Guarneri Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The trio in A, imbued with astonishing juvenile ardour, it's obviously the work of a pianist writing for himself in his Sturm und Drang period. Featuring a gushing overabundant thematic profusion, it is quite close to the style of the first version of the trio in B, Op.8. The Trio in C appears as a model of balance between great melodic richness and a lofty mastery of form and freedom of inspiration. Here, the Phantasie spirit remains, but a post-Beethovian vigour gives density to a discourse that is successively meditative, pathetic and rustling 'with nocturnal whispers', coming to a close in full light on a robust peasant dance. Most likely coming from the same pen, probably some thirty years apart, here are an amazing youthful attempt Read more and its masterful 'fair copy'. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C major, Op. 87 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Guarneri Trio (Trio)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1882; Austria 
Venue:  Lichtenstein Palace Martinu Hall (Hamu), 
Length: 25 Minutes 44 Secs. 
2.
Trio for Piano and Strings in A major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Guarneri Trio (Trio)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Lichtenstein Palace Martinu Hall (Hamu), 
Length: 31 Minutes 20 Secs. 

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