Beethoven Complete Piano Trios Wanderer

Trio Wanderer - Beethoven: Complete Piano Trios (2012) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Trio Wanderer - Beethoven: Complete Piano Trios (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Digital Booklet | 4.01 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

Already established within Viennese culture by Haydn and Mozart, the trio genre was taken to new limits by the inexhaustible imagination of Beethoven's genius: "a serene joy come from an unknown world", was E. T. A. Hoffmann's reaction on hearing the Trio in D major Op.70 no.1. The Wanderers have ventured into the Beethoven piano trios and mastered every inch of its topography. What better guide could there be for us to follow with total confidence, in their 25th anniversary year?
Beethoven: Complete Piano Trios - Eugene Istomin, Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose (2007)

Beethoven: Complete Piano Trios - Eugene Istomin, Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose (2007)
Classical - Chamber | DVD Video | 2 DVD-9 | Complete Scans | 113mins + 98mins | 13.68 GB | FileServe + FileSonic + Hotfile
MPEG-2 Video | NTSC | 4:3 | 720x480 | 6440 kb/s | 29,97 fps | Label: EMI Classics
English | Dolby Digital | 48000 Hz | PCM, 2ch, 1536 kb/s | RAR 4% Rec

This set is, indeed, complete, including as it does the six standard trios as well as the op. 11 work that Beethoven originally wrote for a clarinet, but later arranged for violin. The performances were, to judge from viewing, given exclusively for video, no audience evidently being present. The third of the op. 1 set and op.11 are in black and white; everything else is color. Throughout, the picture quality is excellent. The mono sound, however, is disappointing for the vintage: somewhat brittle in the piano and shrill in the violin. Much of this can be corrected with good tone controls, however. Prior to filming these performances, this triumvirate recorded studio versions of these works that were widely admired. Nearly all of what is offered here is in the same class: well-organized, vibrant readings attuned to the wit, drama, and lyricism of these remarkable scores. Everything in op. 1 works well, as does the violin version of op. 11. The two trios in op. 70 are, of course, studies in contrast—No. 1 comprising some of the most explosive chamber music that Beethoven ever composed, No. 2 more lyrical and experimental, its eerie opening being a case in point. Both works are impressively played, No.1 (“Ghost”) projected with thrilling energy and spooky delicacy.

Beethoven - Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 3  Music

Posted by alekhno at May 30, 2009
Beethoven - Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 3

Beethoven - Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 3
Classical | X Lossless Decoder Rip | Flac, CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Covers | 239 Mb | rs.com | 2001
Trio Parnassus

Beethoven - Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 4  Music

Posted by alekhno at June 1, 2009
Beethoven - Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 4

Beethoven - Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 4
Classical | X Lossless Decoder Rip | Flac, CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Covers | 247 Mb | rs.com | 2001
Trio Parnassus

Beethoven - Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 2  Music

Posted by alekhno at May 28, 2009
Beethoven - Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 2

Beethoven - Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 2
Classical | X Lossless Decoder Rip | Flac, CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Covers | 231 Mb | rs.com | 2001
Trio Parnassus

Beethoven - Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 1  Music

Posted by alekhno at May 26, 2009
Beethoven - Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 1

Beethoven - Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 1
Classical | X Lossless Decoder Rip | Flac, CUE, LOG | 1 CD | Covers | 261 Mb | rs.com | 2001
Trio Parnassus

Ludwig van Beethoven. Complete Piano Trios  

Posted by Ibiza at June 17, 2007
Ludwig van Beethoven. Complete Piano Trios

Ludwig van Beethoven. Complete Piano Trios Op.70 1 & 2, Op 11
Classical Music | mp3 320 Kbps | 178 MB
Sony BMG Music Entertainment 2007

Benjamin Godard - Trio Parnassus - Complete Piano Trios (2010, MDG "Gold" # 303 1615-2) [RE-UP]

Benjamin Godard - Trio Parnassus - Complete Piano Trios
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 235 MB | Full Artwork: 83 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 303 1615-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano Trio

"…The pianist, Chia Chou, deserves particular praise for his wide dynamic and tonal range: the arpeggiated patterns suggest reserves of tonal weight; elsewhere he articulates individual notes with a delicate, crystalline ping. Clear, warm, and appealing sound reproduction further enhances the proceedings. Enthusiastically recommended, particularly to devotees of the French Romantics." ~musicweb-international

Hummel - Complete Piano Trios  Music

Posted by alekhno at Oct. 20, 2009
Hummel - Complete Piano Trios

Johann Nepomuk Hummel - Complete Piano Trios
Classical | ECD-DA Extractor | FLAC, CUE, NO LOG | 2 CD | Covers | 477 Mb | rs.com | 1999
Trio Parnassus

Ludwig van Beethoven - Complete String Trios (1997) [Grumiaux Trio] 2CD

Ludwig van Beethoven - Complete String Trios (1997) 2CD
Arthur Grumiaux, violin; Georges Janzer, viola; Eva Czako, Violoncello

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 695 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 351 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 456 317-2 | Time: 02:18:15

Beethoven was the last great composer to write string trios, and his are the finest works of their type. Mozart hardly touched this particular combination, and Haydn wrote quite few very early works which are now completely unknown. In any case, Haydn used two violins and a cello, whereas with Beethoven the standard combination became violin, viola, and cello. These are all early works, expert examples of all that Beethoven learned from Haydn and Mozart in preparation for the writing of his first great string quartets. But far from being mere composition exercises, these are highly rewarding works on their own, and these outstanding performances make the best possible case for their claim to be ranked among Beethoven's chamber music masterpieces.