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A 50 Year Celebration In Music / Beaux Arts Trio


Release Date: 09/14/2004 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 4762545   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenDmitri ShostakovichWolfgang Amadeus MozartFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  Menahem PresslerBernard GreenhouseIsidore CohenDaniel Guilet,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 34 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This performance, by the long-standing partnership of Pressler, Cohen and Greenhouse, always seemed the ensemble’s finest, and it continues to fend off even its fiercest rivals. This playing has everything: polish, grandeur and impeccable refinement, plus that unhurried breadth of utterance that typified the Beaux Arts at its best. Also included here is its fine 1982 account of the Ghost. An essential purchase.

-- Michael Jameson, BBC Music Magazine
reviewing the Beethoven "Ghost" and "Archduke" Trios, previously released as Philips 454129


[The Beaux Arts Trio performance of the Shostakovich Trio] has some extraordinary moments – a ferociously fast second movement,
Read more and a climax in the finale that’s built up with a gradual, inexorable rise in tension. If you have these CDs on your shelf, you’ll want to return to them again and again, I promise.

-- Duncan Druce, Gramophone [2/2004]
reviewing the Trio reissued as part of Decca 000150602


...the Adagio, so intimately withdrawn in the opening duet of violin and piano, is beautifully shaded and shaped...

-- Joan Chissell, Gramophone [8/1993]
reviewing the Schumann, originally released as Philips 432165


...Ideas are allowed to unfold without any hint of overprojection and at the very opening these artists come closer to the restrained elegiac sentiment of this fine (if overlong) score than any of their rivals... the Beaux Arts with their more intimate sense of scale are playing for one listener in his or her living room... the new Beaux Arts is a beautifully integrated account...

-- Gramophone [12/1989]
reviewing the Tchaikovsky, originally released as Philips 422400 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost": 3rd movement, Presto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Menahem Pressler (Piano), Bernard Greenhouse (Cello), Isidore Cohen (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1981 
Length: 8 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 67: 3rd movement, Largo by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Isidore Cohen (Violin), Bernard Greenhouse (Cello), Menahem Pressler (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E minor, Op. 67: 4th movement, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Bernard Greenhouse (Cello), Isidore Cohen (Violin), Menahem Pressler (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USSR 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Length: 9 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 4 in C major, K 548: 3rd movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Menahem Pressler (Piano), Daniel Guilet (Violin), Bernard Greenhouse (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
5.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 66: 4th movement, Finale - Allegro appassionato by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Daniel Guilet (Violin), Menahem Pressler (Piano), Bernard Greenhouse (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 
6.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 63: 2nd movement, Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Bernard Greenhouse (Cello), Menahem Pressler (Piano), Isidore Cohen (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1971 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
7.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B major, Op. 8: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Bernard Greenhouse (Cello), Menahem Pressler (Piano), Isidore Cohen (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854/1889; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1968 
Length: 8 Minutes 45 Secs. 
8.
Trio for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 15: 3rd movement, Finale by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Isidore Cohen (Violin), Bernard Greenhouse (Cello), Menahem Pressler (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 08/1970 
Venue:  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 
Length: 8 Minutes 18 Secs. 
9.
Trio for Piano and Strings in A minor, Op. 50: 2nd movement, Theme & Variations by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Bernard Greenhouse (Cello), Menahem Pressler (Piano), Isidore Cohen (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1882; Russia 
Date of Recording: 08/1970 
Length: 6 Minutes 56 Secs. 
10.
Trio for Piano and Strings in G minor, B 25/Op. 8: 4th movement, Allegretto by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Isidore Cohen (Violin), Menahem Pressler (Piano), Bernard Greenhouse (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: Poland 
Date of Recording: 08/1970 
Venue:  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Poland (1828 - 1829). 
11.
Trio for Piano and Strings in D minor, Op. 120: 3rd movement, Allegro vivo by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Menahem Pressler (Piano), Daniel Guilet (Violin), Bernard Greenhouse (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1956 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: France (1922 - 1923). 
12.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello: 1st movement, Presto by Charles Ives
Performer:  Isidore Cohen (Violin), Menahem Pressler (Piano), Bernard Greenhouse (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: USA (1904 - 1911). 
13.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1, Op. 35: 3rd movement by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Menahem Pressler (Piano), Ida Kavafian (Violin), Peter Wiley (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Spain 
Date of Recording: 06/1995 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts and Letters,NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
14.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke": 1st movement, Allegro moderato by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Guilet (Violin), Bernard Greenhouse (Cello), Menahem Pressler (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810-1811; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 12 Minutes 51 Secs. 
15.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 90/B 166 "Dumky": 6th movement by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Menahem Pressler (Piano), Bernard Greenhouse (Cello), Isidore Cohen (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Bohemia (1890 - 1891). 
16.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in D minor, Op. 9 "Trio élégiaque: Allegro risoluto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Isidore Cohen (Violin), Bernard Greenhouse (Cello), Menahem Pressler (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1986 
Venue:  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 
Length: 7 Minutes 45 Secs. 
17.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 11 in G major, Op. 121a "Kakadu Variations": Introduzione - Tema con v by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Menahem Pressler (Piano), Bernard Greenhouse (Cello), Isidore Cohen (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1979 
Venue:  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 
Length: 18 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1803).
Composition revised: 1816. 
18.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat major, D 929/Op. 100: 2nd movement, Andante con moto by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Menahem Pressler (Piano), Bernard Greenhouse (Cello), Daniel Guilet (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Length: 9 Minutes 0 Secs. 
19.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor: 1st movement, Modéré by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Menahem Pressler (Piano), Daniel Guilet (Violin), Bernard Greenhouse (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 
Date of Recording: 1956 
Length: 9 Minutes 41 Secs. 
20.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in G major, H 15 no 25: 3rd movement, Rondo all'Ongarese "Presto" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Bernard Greenhouse (Cello), Isidore Cohen (Violin), Menahem Pressler (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Trio No.7 in B flat, Op.97 "Archduke": 1. Allegro moderato
Piano Trio No.11 in G, Op.121a, 10 Variations on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu": 1. Introduzione (Adagio assai) - Tema (Allegretto) con variazioni
Piano Trio No.5 in D, Op.70 No.1 - "Geistertrio": 3. Presto
Piano Trio No.2 in E flat, Op.100 D.929: 2. Andante con moto
Piano Trio in E minor, Op.90 - "Dumky": 6. Lento maestoso - Vivace, quasi movimento - Lento - Vivace
Trio élégiaque No.2 in D minor, Op.9 for Piano, Violin and Cello: 3. Allegro risoluto - Allegro molto - Tempo rubato - Moderato - Meno mosso - Moderato
Piano Trio No.2, Op.67: 3. Largo
Piano Trio No.2, Op.67: 4. Allegretto - Adagio
Piano Trio in G, H. XV No.25 - "Gipsy": 3. Rondo all'Ongarese (Presto)
Piano Trio in C, K.548: 3. Allegro
Piano Trio No.2 in C minor, Op.66: 4. Finale (Allegro appasionato)
Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.63: 2. Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch
Piano Trio No.1 in B, Op.8: 3. Adagio
Piano Trio in G minor, Op.15: 3. Finale (Presto - Meno presto, tranquillo assai - Grave, quasi marcia - Tempo I)
Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50: 2. (B) Variazione finale e Coda (Allegretto risoluto e con fuoco -
Piano Trio in G minor, Op.8: 4. Finale (Allegretto)
Piano Trio in A minor: 1. Modéré
Piano Trio in D minor, Op.120: 3. Allegro vivo
Trio for Violin, Cello & Piano: 2. Tsiaj - Presto
1er Trio pour Piano, Violon et Violoncelle, Op.35: 3. Sonate

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