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Following a highly praised first installment, Trio con Brio Copenhagen continue their journey through the piano trios of Beethoven with Volume II of their twentieth anniversary cycle. On this recording the youthful Op.1 No.2 is coupled with the trio in E flat major, Op.70 No.2, an altogether more intimate work and one full of the composer’s natural warmth. Trio con Brio Copenhagen has been at the forefront of Scandinavia’s music scene for almost twenty years, receiving many of the most prestigious prizes for chamber music. The group has also established an enviable reputation internationally, playing regularly in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw and London’s Wigmore Hall. “Glowing reports hold true. The Trio con Brio
Copenhagen clearly occupies a lofty perch in today’s musical scene.” (Washington Post) “From the first note, Trio con Brio exudes class … both explosive and exquisitely intimate – aspects that this performance delivers with compelling panache.” (The Strad)
This is a thoroughly beguiling programme. Trio Con Brio deliver brisk readings, buoyant with dance rhythms and understated wit (I enjoyed violinist Soo-Jin Hong’s slide back into the recapitulation of the first movement of Op 1 No 2). The ensemble is intimate and properly chamber-sized, and Orchid’s sound captures it well. Their forthcoming Archduke is going to be well worth a listen.
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