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Not Perlman's best September 17, 2013
By Dr. Mitchell Gurk (Spencer, MA) See All My Reviews
"Piano and violin much too strident for this nuanced music. As if a personal competition. DK if such exists between these cohorts. Never before tho have heard Perlman screech like this. Have noticed Ashkenasi tendency to bang on the keys - specifically his early LP of the Hammerklavier, toward the end - but the attention grabbing by these two stars puts the music out of balance. Harrell on cello is proportionate and lovely, but in this way is playing by himself, drowened out by these show-offs rather than listened to. To check this reaction i went to Archiv and selected the same music by Chung Trio. That is lovely, does not shout or strain. Basically, avoid this one. i will be chary of those two in future."
Top Notch Beethoven July 31, 2013
By J. Spaulding (Villa Hills, KY) See All My Reviews
"This recording of the Beethoven piano trios is under EMI's Perlman Edition, but it could just as well be under Ashkenasy's Edition as he is superb in these sessions. Not that Perlman is not nor Harrell. This is a trio of top notch musicians having fun playing exceptionally well. Beethoven throws an entire range of emotions from playfulness to sadness to high drama in these pieces and these musicians respond perfectly. Sometimes you forget there are only three men playing as the sound is rich and full. Highly recommended!"