Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Piano Trio Op. 11

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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
It would be silly to pretend that the "Triple" Concerto is one of Beethoven's greatest works. It's not. Then again, it's not a bad piece, either, with plenty of good tunes. Certainly, one can hear portents of the masterworks to come -- particularly the Fourth and Fifth piano concertos and the Violin Concerto. The Eroica Trio give a thoughtful performance that's most notable for its singing quality. It's an extremely effective interpretive approach, much more so than the bullying method adopted by so many big-name ad hoc ensembles. The decision to employ the Prague Chamber Orchestra was an inspired one, too, as this conductor-less ensemble amplifies the ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
It would be silly to pretend that the "Triple" Concerto is one of Beethoven's greatest works. It's not. Then again, it's not a bad piece, either, with plenty of good tunes. Certainly, one can hear portents of the masterworks to come -- particularly the Fourth and Fifth piano concertos and the Violin Concerto. The Eroica Trio give a thoughtful performance that's most notable for its singing quality. It's an extremely effective interpretive approach, much more so than the bullying method adopted by so many big-name ad hoc ensembles. The decision to employ the Prague Chamber Orchestra was an inspired one, too, as this conductor-less ensemble amplifies the collaborative atmosphere, making this seem more like a chamber work writ large than a combative orchestra-versus-soloists situation. Which is not to say there's no virtuosity involved. In fact, this is one of Beethoven's most challenging scores, technically speaking, and the trio meet its considerable demands with aplomb. Couplings for this concerto offer no easy choices. The Eroica give us one of Beethoven's most lyrically lighthearted chamber works, originally composed for clarinet, cello, and piano. This version, with violin replacing clarinet, is not heard frequently but is very effective and was sanctioned by the composer. The three make the most of the music's gentle humor, though the resonant acoustics of the Czech studio necessitate some unusually spacious tempos.
Gramophone - Duncan Druce
The integrated sound of the Eroica Trio makes the most of the way Beethoven so often expects the three solo parts to answer and blend in with one another. This is a robust, empathic performance, full of confidence and vigour.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/2003
  • Label: Angel Records
  • UPC: 724356265523
  • Catalog Number: 62655
  • Sales rank: 165,024

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Concerto for piano, violin, cello, & orchestra in C major ("Triple Concerto"), Op. 56 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Prague Chamber Orchestra
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
    Performed byPrague Chamber Orchestra
  2. 2 Trio for clarinet (or violin), cello & piano No. 4 in B flat major ("Gassenhauer") Op. 11 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Eroica Trio
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
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Eroica Trio Primary Artist
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