Brahms: Piano Quartets, Opp. 25, 26, 60

Brahms: Piano Quartets, Opp. 25, 26, 60

by Beaux Arts Trio
     
 

When they were released by Philips in 1974, the Beaux Arts Trio plus Walter Trampler's performances of Brahms' piano quartets were acknowledged by listeners to be among the finest then available -- rich-toned, lyrically conceived, and dramatically executed performances that caught the works' combination of warmth and reserve with an effortless…  See more details below

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When they were released by Philips in 1974, the Beaux Arts Trio plus Walter Trampler's performances of Brahms' piano quartets were acknowledged by listeners to be among the finest then available -- rich-toned, lyrically conceived, and dramatically executed performances that caught the works' combination of warmth and reserve with an effortless ensemble and a slightly bittersweet tone. The performances remain no less fine in this 2006 PentaTone super audio digital reissue and the recorded sound is even finer. From the "G minor Quartet"'s warm-hearted humanity to the "A major Quartet"'s bucolic sentimentality and the "C minor Quartet"'s tragic intensity, the Beaux Arts plus Trampler embody Brahms' music in performances of soulful expressivity and consummate musicianship. PentaTone's remastering of Philips' sound takes what were widely considered to be among the most transparent recordings ever made and clarifies them into utter translucency. If you're looking for a single set of Brahms' piano quartets, look no further.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/17/2006
Label:
Pentatone
UPC:
0827949015168
catalogNumber:
5186151
Rank:
96154

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  1. Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25  - Johannes Brahms  -  Beaux Arts Trio
  2. Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor ("Werther"), Op. 60  - Johannes Brahms  -  Beaux Arts Trio
  3. Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26  - Johannes Brahms  -  Beaux Arts Trio

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