Posts tagged as "beaux-arts-trio"

Ravel: Piano Trio; Violin Sonata; Debussy: Violin Sonata; Cello Sonata

May 25, 2016

The two Debussy sonatas date from late in the composer’s life and are wistful pieces though not without humour. The Ravel Violin Sonata is sleek, elegant and has a delightful jazzy movement while the Trio is a masterpiece, a tour de force of writing for these three instruments and a hugely enjoyable work. This early […]

Dvorak: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 & 2

April 29, 2016

These 1970s recordings make their first appearance on CD in this compilation and are masterfully performed by the Beaux Arts Trio and Walter Trampler. Dvorak’s two piano quartets have lain in the shade of his glorious Op. 81 Piano Quintet but where this composer’s chamber music is concerned, beautiful surprises await the listener who steps […]

Ravel: Piano Trio; Introduction et Allegro; String Quartet

April 29, 2016

Three of Ravel’s chamber works, none currently available in the catalogue, all coupled at budget price. The Beaux Arts’ magnificent, full-throttle reading of the Piano Trio is their most recent (1983) recording of this work. The Carmirelli Quartet recorded for Decca in the 1950s and theirs is a demure reading of the String Quartet. Eduard […]

Schubert: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Quintet; Adagio & Rondo; Notturno

April 28, 2016

A delectable release of some of Schubert’s most popular chamber works, including the two Piano Trios in the famed 1966 performances by the Beaux Arts Trio –  the other-worldly ‘Notturno’ and the early one-movement B flat major Trio, written when the composer was 15. Coupled with these are the first appearances on CD of the […]