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Great Piano Trios / Grands trios avec piano 9CD Box set

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Product Details

  • Composer: Various
  • Audio CD (Oct. 25 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 9
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Analekta
  • ASIN: B005OPJLT2
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,187 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

The piano trio gained popularity in the second half of the 18th century with the introduction of the pianoforte. The new instrument, more expressive than its predecessors, thrilled musicians and fans alike. Composers rushed to create works showcasing its possibilities resulting in the creation of chamber music intended for performance within the family or among friends.

Any decision to record the complete works of a single composer holds particular interest for performers. Especially when these works encompass the whole of an artist’s career, they allow the listener to trace a striking portrait of the evolution of the composer’s language. The works recorded here by the Gryphon Trio are snapshots of the composer’s lives. They invite us to join them on an interior journey. Juxtaposed with the early works, the mature works speak to us in a new way: exciting in the listener a desire to understand more deeply musical evolution of their creators.

This 9 CD Box Set features works by: Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich

Le trio avec piano obtient ses premières lettres de noblesse dans la seconde moitié du 18e siècle, alors que les amateurs s'emballent pour ce nouvel instrument, le pianoforte, moins limité au niveau de l'échelle de nuances. En écho à cet engouement, les compositeurs se hâtent de lui offrir un répertoire mettant en valeur ses capacités, dont de nombreuses pages de musique de chambre, à s'approprier en famille ou entre amis. Instantanés d'une vie, d'une époque, les trios interprétés ici par le Gryphon Trio invitent au voyage intérieur. Juxtaposées aux pages de jeunesse, les oeuvres de maturité nous parlent autrement, nous font vibrer, en une volonté consciente de mieux connaître le parcours de ceux qui les ont initiées.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By carl mccrosky on Nov. 10 2014
Format: Audio CD
There are no better recordings of most of these trios. This collection should be owned by anyone seriously interested in chamber music.
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This is ensemble playing at its best! Here is a wonderful presentation of the trios ... Nov. 29 2014
By Ethan Rogers - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This is ensemble playing at its best! Here is a wonderful presentation of piano trios by the great composers: Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Shostokovich all passionately and artfully played. Genuine depth of feeling between the musicians translates into a genuine appreciation for the pieces. If you enjoy small ensemble playing, you must hear this!
Great Piano Trios April 7 2015
By Suzanne Alberts - Published on
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I am a chamber music fan and I really like The Gryphon Trio!