The continuation of the complete edition of the works for piano trio: two key works of Beethoven, complemented by the underrated Variations, Op. 44.more
The continuation of the complete edition of the works for piano trio: two key works of Beethoven, complemented by the underrated Variations, Op. 44.
The third series of the complete recordings of the works for piano trio made by the Swiss Piano Trio presents a key work of Beethoven - the Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3 published in 1795 - which also achieved central importance for Beethoven's music beyond the genre of the piano trio. Already here, Beethoven tested the approach of a condensation of thematic relationships in order to create a compelling formal and dramatic plot, at the same time creating a broad expressive spectrum. The fifth Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 70, No. 2 composed in 1808 goes a decisive step beyond that: unexpected elements and a subjectification come to light here that were to exercise a substantial influence on the romantic generation. The 14 Variations on an Original Theme in E-flat major, Op. 44, unfortunately regarded as merely a work of secondary importance, reveal a witty and calculating composer who is able to elicit an incredible plethora of variations and metamorphoses from a banal triadic theme. It is to a certain extent a "finger exercise", but it reveals in each moment the superiority of the composer Beethoven, admired by and puzzling to his contemporaries in equal measure.
[…] Certo, sul mercato l’offerta è ampia, anche tra le uscite recenti, tra cui si ricordano almeno quella con Daniel Barenboim, Kian Soltani eMehr lesen
This series presents the Beethoven trios not in chronological order, but as integral concert programs. This release has a very lovely ambience andMehr lesen
My Musicweb International colleague David Barker reviewed Volume 2 of this five-disc series in December 2015 (who knows, maybe even concurrently withMehr lesen
Sämtliche Klaviertrios von Beethoven nimmt das Schweizer Klaviertrio auf. Gerade ist Volume 3 des Projektes erschienen. Christoph Vratz hat die CDMehr lesen
Er zijn meerdere topnamen van de complete pianotrio's van Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) – ik hoef alleen maar de naam van het Beaux Arts Trio te noemen – maar mijn voorkeur gaat uit naar deze in januari 2015 gestarte reeks van het Duitse kwaliteitslabel Audite. [...] Lering trekken uit de muziekwetenschap en dat combineren met ultiem speelplezier: het Swiss Piano Trio biedt het beste van twee werelden.Mehr lesen
I’m not sure what happened to Volume II in the Swiss Piano Trio’s ongoing Beethoven cycle, but in 39:1 I gave high marks to the ensemble’sMehr lesen