Beethoven Piano Trios The Castle Trio

Mendelssohn - Piano Trios - The Florestan Trio  

Posted by Max Doschan at Nov. 10, 2007
Mendelssohn - Piano Trios - The Florestan Trio

Mendelssohn - Piano Trios - The Florestan Trio
Hyperion | APE tracks, cover | 228mb | RS.com
Beethoven: Piano Trios Op 70 No 2, "Archduke" - Faust, Queyras, Melnikov (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Beethoven: Piano Trios Op 70 No 2, "Archduke" - Faust, Queyras, Melnikov (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | 1 CD | Digital Booklet | 1.21 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz

By giving the stringed instruments the status of genuinely equal partners with the piano, it was Beethoven who gave the piano trio the form it was to retain throughout the 19th century. This album presents the composer's last two works in the genre, Op.70 No.2 dedicated to Countess Marie Erdödy, and the celebrated 'Archduke' trio, which marked the final public appearance of its composer.

Beethoven, The Piano Trios - Beaux Arts Trio  

Posted by btz39 at Oct. 7, 2009
Beethoven, The Piano Trios - Beaux Arts Trio

Beethoven, The Piano Trios - Beaux Arts Trio
Stereo | 4CD | EASY CD-DA Rip | APE, IMG+CUE, NO LOG & MP3 at 320 kbps CBR. | 1.04GB (APE) + 645 Mb (MP3) | Covers | RAR 3% Rec.
Catalog #: 468411 | 1981 | Label: Eterna
Classical - Viennese School


A magnificent cycle - superb interpretations that haven't been superseded

The Beethoven piano trios have been at the hub of the Beaux Arts Trio's repertoire throughout its long history. Despite a series of personnel switches, the group's approach to Beethoven has remained outstandingly consistent for more than 40 years. The first ever Beaux Arts Beethoven set is currently available in Philips' "The Early Years" series. It was produced during the mid-1960s and did not include transcriptions of the Op. 20 Septet or Second symphony. When Isador Cohen replaced founding violinist Daniel Guilet in 1968, the group (which also included the pianist Menahem Pressler, longest serving member of the ensemble, and cellist Bernard Greenhouse) would not return to Beethoven for another decade.

Seraphim Trio - Beethoven: Piano Trios (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at April 28, 2016
Seraphim Trio - Beethoven: Piano Trios (2016)

Seraphim Trio - Beethoven: Piano Trios (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:20:17 | 184 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ABC Classics

The Seraphim Trio makes a welcome return to ABC Classics with an album of Beethoven's piano trios. Beethoven's trios are amongst the finest works in the chamber canon, taking the form spawned by Mozart and Haydn and developing it into a musical genre which reached symphonic proportions in its musical language and virtuosity.
Beethoven Piano Trios, Violin Sonatas, Cello Sonatas: Box Set 9CDs (2012)

Barenboim, Du Pre, Zukerman - Beethoven - Piano Trios, Violin, Cello Sonatas: Box Set 9CDs (2012)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,52 Gb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2012

Made during the late Sixties and early Seventies, this iconic recording of Beethoven's duos and piano trios brings together three of the world's finest musicians: Zukerman, Barenboim and du Pre. The compilation reveals the players' intent on extracting the ultimate in expression; also featuring a live performance of Tchaikovsky's A minor Trio, it's combination of youthful exuberance and interpretative flair remains undiminished.
Istomin · Stern · Rose · The Trio Recordings Vol. II · The Complete Beethoven Piano Trios [4CD set]

Istomin · Stern · Rose · The Trio Recordings Vol. II · The Complete Beethoven Piano Trios [4CD set]
EAC Rip | Flac, IMG+Cue, Log | 4 CDs | 1.66 GB | Full 300 dpi Scans | 5% Rec.Rec
Label: SONY Classical | Cat. No. SM5K 46738 | Rec. 1965-66-68-69-70 | Released 1990

Asked to provide a capsule characterization of the Beethoven trios as opposed to the many other fine ones that the Istomin-Stern-Rose Trio performed, Isaac Stern offered the summation that "Beethoven is constantly driving himself and his performers in a way unknown to any other composer. There is none of the romantic levity one finds in the works of others. He is always deadly in earnest, even when introducing a lighter touch for contrast….."
Irving Kolodin
Faust, Queyras, Melnikov - Beethoven: Piano Trios Op 70 No 2, "Archduke" (2014)

Faust, Queyras, Melnikov - Beethoven: Piano Trios Op 70 No 2, "Archduke" (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 282 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 902125

By giving the stringed instruments the status of genuinely equal partners with the piano, it was Beethoven who gave the piano trio the form it was to retain throughout the 19th century. This album presents the composer's last two works in the genre, Op.70 No.2 dedicated to Countess Marie Erdödy, and the celebrated 'Archduke' trio, which marked the final public appearance of its composer.
Three eminent Beethovenians, Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Alexander Melnikov join forces here in performances that aim to highlight Beethoven's humour in their interpretation and set a new benchmark in the process.
Ludwig van Beethoven - The Castle Trio - Piano Trios Op.70 (1989)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Trios Op. 70
Performed by The Castle Trio on original instruments
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 240 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Smithsonian Institution # ND036 | Country/Year: US 1989
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period

"Seldom have I heard these works played with such total mastery." ~Entr’acte (Amsterdam)

Grechaninov: Piano Trios - Moscow Rachmaninov Trio (2013)  

Posted by peotuvave at Nov. 16, 2013
Grechaninov: Piano Trios - Moscow Rachmaninov Trio (2013)

Grechaninov: Piano Trios - Moscow Rachmaninov Trio (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 238 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55399

Aleksandr Grechaninov is more widely known for his liturgical music and songs, and his works in other genres were rarely performed until recently. His chamber music in particular is wholly undeserving of the neglect which has befallen it. There are ten major pieces of chamber music by Grechaninov: four string quartets, two clarinet sonatas, a violin sonata and the three works presented here. These lesser-known works reveal that his wide-ranging and creative artistry rivals that of his better-known compatriot composers more commonly represented on disc and in the concert hall.

Joseph Haydn - Complete Piano Trios - Beaux Arts Trio  

Posted by Bibixy at Oct. 28, 2010
Joseph Haydn - Complete Piano Trios - Beaux Arts Trio

Joseph Haydn - Complete Piano Trios - Beaux Arts Trio
Philips | 1997 | 9 CD | MP3 192 Kbps | 10 ZIP (916Mb)
Lame encoded | Covers & Booklets | Tracks | Fserve, Fsonic, HF

Haydn's piano trios deserve far more attention than they receive. As music lovers know, they are every bit as rewarding as his symphonies and string quartets, and also very numerous. They are not, however, true trios as we understand the term now. Essentially, Haydn took the sonata for violin and piano and added a cello part to strengthen the weak bass of contemporary pianos. This doesn't inhibit the quality of the music in any way, but it has prevented modern piano trios from taking them up since the cellist usually wants something more exciting to do. All praise, then, to the Beaux Arts Trio for understanding that musical quality is more important than instrumental display. –David Hurwitz