Notes and Editorial Reviews
Beethoven's music is ideally suited to the Eroica Trio's vigorous style, and, for this release, the group has chosen two works that offer ample opportunities to flex its musical muscles--the Triple Concerto and the Opus 11 trio. The Triple Concerto is a study of contrasts and textures, an exploration by the composer of all the possibilities available through various instrumental, thematic, and harmonic combinations. The members of Eroica play with their usual intensity, determination, and skillful musicianship. The work has long been a staple of their repertoire, and their complete familiarity with the piece is apparent as they adroitly move through it with confidence and a sense of purpose. The conductor-less forces of the Prague Chamber
Orchestra prove themselves to be capable, responsive collaborators.
Beethoven originally composed his Opus 11 trio for clarinet, cello, and piano, but later created a version for the standard piano trio instrumentation. The work's technical demands make it an ideal vehicle through which the ensemble can express its collective virtuosity, perfect for its full-throttle approach. Eroica gives an energetic reading of the work, playing it with gusto and panache, as well as great finesse. This well-executed program is a fine showcase of the group's distinctive musical personality. Read less
Works on This Recording
Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Erika Nickrenz (Piano),
Adela Peña (Violin),
Sara Sant'Ambrogio (Cello)
Prague Chamber Orchestra,
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 03/2003
Venue: Studio Domovina, Prague, Czech Republic
Length: 36 Minutes 35 Secs.
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