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Ludwig van Beethoven Klaviertrios Op. 38 Op. 81b Trio Parnassus Madeleine Przybyl, Bratsche MDG 903 2298-6 SACD Super Audio CD MDG - Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm Rare Repertoire . Outstanding Performances . Audiophile Sound

Ludwig van Beethoven

(1770 - 1827)

Piano Trios
Op. 38

Op. 81b

Trio Parnassus

Madeleine Przybyl, viola
 

MDG 903 2298-6
SACD

Price: 21,99 €

 

Cherished

For more than 30 years, Trio Parnassus has inspired audiences with their gripping virtuosity as well as their sensitive musicality. Time and again, they delight audiences with outstanding originals alongside newly discovered works, expanding the trio repertoire and sparking new momentum in concert halls around the world. This SACD, with the famous Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 81b (arranged by Simrock from Sextet, Op. 81b) and Piano Trio, Op. 38 (from Septet, Op. 20), now completes the cycle of recording all of Beethoven’s trios for MDG.


Crowd-pleasing

“Send my septet out into the world a little faster – because the rabble is awaiting it.” Wrote Beethoven to his publisher, alluding to his increasingly widespread popularity, which was quite bothersome to him. The leading violin part of the original septet is primarily given to the right hand of the piano. The violin plays the largely unchanged clarinet part. The left hand of the piano takes over the horn, bassoon, viola and cello. Beethoven extensively reworked the cello part, significantly elevating it and therefore the piece rightly received its own opus number.

Contemporaries

Simrock, who also traded in sheet music, was a musician who had a long-standing friendship with the Beethoven family. Beethoven’s grandfather, Johann, even conducted the orchestra in Bonn where Simrock played horn and the young Ludwig played viola. Originally a sextet for two horns, two violins, viola and bass, Simrock arranged it for piano trio in a version with viola instead of violin, most likely because the subdued sound of the viola blended better with the cello. This can clearly be heard at the very beginning of the piece. Here, the award-winning violist Madeleine Przybyl plays a viola by Tommaso Balestrieri from 1765.


Clarity

This Super-Audio CD was recorded in the truly excellent acoustics of Marienmünster Abbey with MDG’s trademark 2+2+2 recording technology. This way, Trio Parnasuss’ artistic interpretation attains the greatest possible naturalness and vividness. Three stereophonic channels provide a three-dimensional sonic image of the musicians. As this is exactly how the human ear interprets sound, the natural acoustic is preserved and the performance can be realistically recreated for the listener at home.

"Diese letzte CD der Edition ist von gewohnter Qualität: ein sehr ausgewogener Trioklang, geradlinig und mit dynamischen Schärfen, die auch diesen serenadenartigen Werken einen expressiven Gestus verleihen." - Klassk Festival

"Klangzauber und Phrasierungskünste

Mikroskopisch akkurate Tutti-Einsätze, ein so vitales und beseeltes Spiel, dass man – wie im Adagio von op. 38 – der reinen Melodie-Entwicklung beseligt zuhört und im Menuett vergnügt dem trippelnden Cello lauscht, eine perfekt abgerundete Abmischung der Klangfarben von Cello und Bratsche... im op. 81b, das natürlich fließende Tempo, der Klangzauber und die überall überraschenden feinen Phrasierungskünste – all dies zusammen mit der ansteckenden und mitreißenden Spielfreude aller Musiker und Musikerinnen, der Feinabstimmung in der Intonation, der Vibratokultur und der klanglichen Balance untereinander, die absprachegemäß mal dem einen, mal dem anderen Instrument den Vortritt lassen, machen das Hören dieser CD zu einem einzigen großen kammermusikalischen Vergnügen." - Klassik Heute

Ludwig van Beethoven Klaviertrios Op. 38 Op. 81b Trio Parnassus Madeleine Przybyl, Bratsche MDG 903 2298-6 SACD Super Audio CD MDG - Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm Rare Repertoire . Outstanding Performances . Audiophile Sound

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