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The Perlman Edition - Beethoven: Piano Trios


Release Date: 01/13/2004 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 62588   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Itzhak PerlmanVladimir AshkenazyLynn Harrell
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Lynn Harrell (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810-1811; Vienna, Austria 
2. Trio for Piano and Strings no 9 in E flat major, WoO 38 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Lynn Harrell (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1791; Bonn, Germany 
3. Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Lynn Harrell (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Piano Trios B flat, Op. 97 (Archduke): Allegro moderato
Piano Trios B flat, Op. 97 (Archduke): Scherzo (Allegro) & Trio
Piano Trios B flat, Op. 97 (Archduke): Andante cantabile
Piano Trios B flat, Op. 97 (Archduke): Allegro moderato
Piano Trio in E flat major WoO38: I. Allegro moderato
Piano Trio in E flat major WoO38: II. Scherzo (Allegro ma non troppo) & Trio
Piano Trio in E flat major WoO38: III. Finale. Presto
Piano Trio No. 5 in D major Op. 70 No .1 "Ghost": I. Allegro vivace e con brio
Piano Trio No. 5 in D major Op. 70 No .1 "Ghost": II. Largo assai ed espressivo
Piano Trio No. 5 in D major Op. 70 No .1 "Ghost": III. Presto

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 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." Report Abuse
 Top Notch Beethoven July 31, 2013 By James D. S. (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!" Report Abuse
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