- The Complete Trios:
- Piano Trios Nos. 1-3 (Complete)
- Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40, with Stephen Stirling (horn).
- Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114, with Richard Hosford (clarinet).
Performed by The Florestan Trio
On this CD, we have all of Johannes Brahms’ piano trios assembled on one album. The three Piano Trios date from several periods of the composer’s life:
- Opus 8 dates from 1853-4 when he was about twenty years old (though here performed in its revised version of 1889)
- Opus 101 was composed in1886, written when he was fifty-three.
- The Clarinet Trio was one of Brahms’ very last works, written for the clarinetist who also inspired the Clarinet Quintet and the two Opus 120 Sonatas, Richard Mühlfeld.
- And the marvelous Horn Trio is a middle-period work, composed when the composer was in his early thirties.
The five works are presented chronologically and all are immaculately played by the acclaimed Florestan Trio.
Gramophone Magazine wrote:
“These are very desirable recordings … enriching performances that make one aware of Brahms’ stature first and the superb musicianship of the executants second—which is exactly as it should be!”
Here is Johannes Brahms’ Trio in A minor op.114, with Martin Fröst clarinet, Clemens Hagen cello, and Leif Ove Andsnes, piano:
Finally, here is The Florestan Trio: Janet Guggenheim, Carol Sindell, and Hamilton Cheifetz. Performing the Mendelssohn D – minor Trio:
Do you want more music? Here is the Beaux Arts Trio with Schubert’s Piano Trio in B flat:
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