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Pleyel: Piano Trios / Joachim Trio

Pleyel / Palumbo / Mullaj / Airoldi
Release Date: 09/27/2011 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 8022   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ignace Joseph Pleyel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joachim Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The three piano trios here featured were written by one of the most popular European composers of instrumental music active astride the 18th and 19th centuries. Ignace Pleyel, whose works are now almost completely disregarded, was indeed a very famous figure in his day, recognised as a composer, an excellent pianist, a violinist and a conductor.

The first two trios on this CD, in E minor and in G major, are respectively the fifth and the first works of a collection of six piano trios published by Pleyel as Op.16 in 1788 and dedicated to the Queen of England. They very well illustrate some of the best traits of the style of this composer, whose most mature and committed works seem to place him in between Haydn and Beethoven.
Read more The Grand Trio in D Major Op.29, composed around the middle of the 1790s and published around 1797 as a single composition by Simrock of Bonn, is a more important and mature work. Here the distance from Haydn’s models is obvious from the very first measures of the initial Allegro.

”These piano trios offer ample justification for the popularity of Ignaz Pleyel’s music during his lifetime displaying, among other merits, remarkable technical facility, originality of thematic content and an ingenious sense of development that ensure their attraction and freshness as concert fare. (...) . The Trio Joachim offers fully commited performances of imagination, flair and musical intelligence, with a benchmark reciprocity between all involved”. -- Strad February 1999
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Works on This Recording

Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 16/5, B. 435 by Ignace Joseph Pleyel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joachim Trio
Period: Classical 
Length: 9 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Piano Trio in G major, Op.16/1, B. 432 by Ignace Joseph Pleyel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joachim Trio
Period: Classical 
Length: 9 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Grand Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in D major, Op. 29 by Ignace Joseph Pleyel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joachim Trio
Period: Classical 
Length: 8 Minutes 43 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 Delicious Music as the CD Jacket says June 12, 2012 By Anthony G. (SANTA FE, NM) See All My Reviews "Irresistible, charming, impossible to dislike music of this dynamism and caliber. I know that some of the "so-called [ersatz] cognoscenti" look down upon Pleyel and his music. That's their loss. Make your own judgment after listening to this beguiling music: bright, airy, filled with joie de vivre. A glass of champagne while listening to this music complements it beautifully as it is a metaphor for the music itself." Report Abuse
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