- Piano Trios Nos. 6 and 7
It was Beethoven who gave the piano trio the musical form it was to retain throughout the 19th century. Beethoven accomplished that by giving the stringed instruments the status of genuinely equal partners with the piano.
This album presents the composer’s last two works in this genre, the Trio Op.70 No. 2, as well as the celebrated ‘Archduke’ trio, which marked the final public appearance of its composer.
- Piano Trio No. 6 in E flat Major, Op. 70 No. 2
- Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat Major, Op. 97 ‘Archduke’
Violinist Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello, and pianist Alexander Melnikov provide us with very fine performances that highlight Beethoven’s depth and humor in their interpretations.
The Sunday Times, on the 2nd of February 2014 wrote the following:
“This ensemble is something of an A team. All play period instruments on this alluring disc, making for some ravishing textures”
Here are Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov in Beethoven’s violin and piano Sonata no.2 op.12: (Wonderful!)
And next, here is the BEETHOVEN Trio op.97 “Archduke” 1st movement, as performed by the TRIO DI PARMA:
Tags: Isabelle Faust, violin, Beethoven, Alexander Melnikov, piano, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Cello