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The Stark Trio - L. V. Beethoven: Sonata for Violoncello & Piano #5 and The Archduke Trio download album

  • Performer: The Stark Trio
  • Title: L. V. Beethoven: Sonata for Violoncello & Piano #5 and The Archduke Trio
  • Genre: Classical
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  • Released: 2005
  • Style: Classical
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The Stark Trio - L. V. Beethoven: Sonata for Violoncello & Piano #5 and The Archduke Trio download album

Complete your The Stark Trio collection. The Stark Trio ‎– L. V. Beethoven: Sonata for Violoncello & Piano and The Archduke Trio. Label: Mirrored Nature Records ‎– MNR5003.

2 Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto 8:32. 6 Andante cantabile mia pero con motto 12:45.

The Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97, by Ludwig van Beethoven is a piano trio completed in 1811. It is commonly referred to as the Archduke Trio, because it was dedicated to Archduke Rudolph of Austria, the youngest of twelve children of Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor. Rudolf was an amateur pianist and a patron, friend, and composition student of Beethoven. Beethoven dedicated a total of fourteen compositions to the Archduke, who dedicated one of his own to Beethoven in return.

The ultimate blindfold test, this disc contains recorded performances of Beethoven's "Archduke" Piano Trio as well as his Variations on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu," but nowhere does it say who the performers are. This is, of course, unacceptable. The unrushed lyricism of the tempos, the natural dignity of the rhythms, and the affection and sincerity of the interpretations suit Beethoven at his most genial, elevated, and witty. These are even individualistic performances with a violinist who uses a rich vibrato to sweeten the top of a line, a cellist who puts his bow on edge during the tuttis, and a pianist who lets his left hand keep to the tempo while his right hand is as much a soloist as the violinist or the cellist. The ensemble is graceful and easy, but tight and forceful when it needs to be.

Trio No. 7 for Violin, Violoncello and Piano in B-Flat Major, Op. 97 "Erzherzog Rudolf": IV. Allegro moderato. 97 "Archduke": I. Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose, Eugene Istomin. Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello in B-flat Major, Op. 11: I. Allegro con brio. 97 "Archduke": IV. Allegro moderato - Presto. Piano Trio for Violin, Violoncello and Piano in E Major Op. 18: II. Allegro violento. Piano Trio for Violin, Violoncello and Piano in G Major Op. 49B: II. Pastorale Andantino.

Arrangement: Cello, Piano Accompaniment (VCL/PF). Published by Henle Verlag. The renowned cellist David Geringas provided completely new fingerings and bowings for the cello part, which also has excellent page turns. An unmarked Urtext part is also included.

Tracklist

1 Allegro con brio 6:27
2 Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto 8:32
3 Allegro 5:14
4 Allegro moderato 9:33
5 Schero (Allegro) 6:58
6 Andante cantabile mia pero con motto 12:45
7 Allegro moderato - Presto 7:06

Notes

These two pieces are among the finest in the chamber music repertoire.

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