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Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Piano Trios Vol. 1 [Hybrid SACD]


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2018-04-27
kontynent: Europa
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Editor's info:
Beethoven’s primary reason for settling in Vienna in 1792 was to study with Joseph Haydn, who at the time was widely considered the greatest living composer. Beethoven’s three Piano Trios op. 1 were the first compositions that he deemed important enough to give an opus number. They were dedicated to Prince Karl Lichnowsky, a patron of Beethoven in whose house he lived for some time. According to Beethoven’s lifelong friend Ferdinand Ries, Haydn was complimentary about the set of trios. The trios combine various elements that would have been familiar to Beethoven’s contemporaries. Less familiar, however, would be the fact that the trios contain four movements rather than the three that had been traditional in this genre. Although changes from major to minor had been common in the music of previous generations, where they would normally apply to just the last chord, Beethoven employs this technique more extensively here than was probably common at that time.

Much like op. 1, the Trio op. 11 is also connected to the Viennese nobility of the time. Beethoven cleverly dedicated it to Maria Wilhelmine Countess of Thun-Hohenstein. In other ways, too, Beethoven tried to make this a particularly attractive publication for the Viennese public: the trio could be performed with a clarinet instead of a violin, a flexible approach to instrumentation that would doubtless increase its marketability. In addition, the last movement consists of a theme from Joseph Weigl’s comic opera L'amor marinaro, followed by a series of variations. At the time when Beethoven wrote this trio, Weigl’s opera was very popular in Vienna.

This recording was made using a Chris Maene Concert Grand built in 2017.
This remarkable instrument combines the knowledge and materials used in modern piano building with those found in older historical instruments. The most striking feature is that unlike in modern grand pianos, in which the strings in the bass and middle registers cross, in this instrument all strings run parallel to each other. As a result, it combines the solidity of a modern concert grand piano with the transparent sound ideal of older instruments. The sound of this symbiosis of old and new was a source of inspiration during the recording of Beethoven’s Piano Trios.


About the artist
The Van Baerle Trio was founded in 2004 by pianist Hannes Minnaar, violinist Maria Milstein and cellist Gideon den Herder. The name of the trio refers to the street where it all started: the Van Baerle street in Amsterdam. The three musicians met there during their studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, at a stone's throw from the Concertgebouw, which they consider as their musical home.

After winning the Vriendenkrans Competition in 2011 in the Concertgebouw and performing there numerous times since, the Van Baerle Trio was nominated by the famous hall for "ECHO Rising Stars 2013/14", a tour which brought the trio to major concert venues across Europe, such as Vienna's Musikverein, the Barbican in London, Cité de la Musique in Paris, L'Auditori in Barcelona and the Philharmonie in Cologne.

Before starting this European tour, the Van Baerle Trio already established its international reputation, having been awarded top prizes at the ARD Competition in Munich in 2013 and at the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, receiving the Audience prize at both contests as well. In the Netherlands, the trio was awarded the Kersjes Prize, a bursary which supports an outstanding young Dutch ensemble each year.

The Van Baerle Trio was formed under the guidance of Dmitri Ferschtman and received lessons from Ferenc Rados and Claus-Christian Schuster, among others. The encounter with Menahem Pressler in 2008 was a great inspiration to the three musicians, who played for him on several occasions since. Eager to share their experience with the next generation of musicians, the members of the trio have been invited to teach at the Amsterdam Conservatory starting from 2014.

The first CD of the Van Baerle Trio with works by Saint-Saëns, Loevendie and Ravel was released in 2012 with Etcetera Records (KTC 1438). The recording received an Edison Award in 2013 and was praised in the national and international press: "extremely talented trio" (NRC Handelsblad), "highly expressive unit, worth discovering" (The Observer), "precise and well-balanced ensemble" (Classica).

Gideon den Herder plays a cello by Giuseppe dall'Aglio, and a bow attributed to Dominique Peccatte, both on loan to him from the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation.

muzycy:
Van Baerle Trio
Maria Milstein - Violin
Gideon den Herder - Cello
Hannes Minnaar - Piano

utwory:
1. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in E flat Major Op. 1, No. 1 Allegro 09:39
2. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in E flat Major Op. 1, No. 1 Adagio cantabile 06:57
3. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in E flat Major Op. 1, No. 1 Scherzo. Allegro assai 05:06
4. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in E flat Major Op. 1, No. 1 Finale. Presto 07:36
5. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in C Minor Op. 1, No. 3 Allegro con brio 09:51
6. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in C Minor Op. 1, No. 3 Andante cantabile con Variazioni 07:29
7. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in C Minor Op. 1, No. 3 Menuetto. Quasi Allegro 04:27
8. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in C Minor Op. 1, No. 3 Finale. Prestissimo 08:23
9. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat Major Op. 11 Allegro con brio 08:58
10. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat Major Op. 11 Adagio 04:45
11. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in B flat Major Op. 11 Thema : Pria ch'io l'impegno. Allegretto 06:37

total time - 79:50
wydano: 03 November 2017
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