Haydn: 9 Piano Trios

Haydn: 9 Piano Trios

by Beaux Arts Trio
     
 
The audiophile label PentaTone has reissued a select group of recordings from the 1970s, each of which is notable from both musical and engineering standpoints. This double-CD collection of Haydn trios from the Beaux Arts Trio, attractively priced, has been a mainstay of the classical catalog for many years, but

Overview

The audiophile label PentaTone has reissued a select group of recordings from the 1970s, each of which is notable from both musical and engineering standpoints. This double-CD collection of Haydn trios from the Beaux Arts Trio, attractively priced, has been a mainstay of the classical catalog for many years, but it's even been improved by PentaTone's engineers, who have converted the original quadraphonic sound into a multichannel Super Audio CD. Auditioned (as here) on a conventional stereo, it's impressive, with a sort of rich halo surrounding each member of the trio. The trios involved have been oddly neglected by the Haydn renaissance, and these versions remain state-of-the-art. They date from the middle of Haydn's career (not the very beginning as the low numberings might suggest) and could be played on either a harpsichord or a piano, but Beaux Arts pianist Menahem Pressler here defined a light touch on the piano that emphasizes Haydn's inexhaustible rhythmic invention but did not overwhelm string parts that were still subsidiary but emerging from their acompanimental role. The energy level of the ensemble is remarkable, and these recordings are, in this new incarnation, still hard to beat for sheer Haydn fun of the best kind.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/2009
Label:
Pentatone
UPC:
0827949017964
catalogNumber:
5186179
Rank:
65198

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Tracks

  1. Keyboard Trio in F major, H. 15/2  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  Beaux Arts Trio
  2. Keyboard Trio in B flat major, H. 15/8  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  Beaux Arts Trio
  3. Keyboard Trio in F major, H. 15/6  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  Beaux Arts Trio
  4. Keyboard Trio in G major, H. 15/5  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  Beaux Arts Trio
  5. Keyboard Trio in E flat major, H. 15/10  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  Beaux Arts Trio
  6. Keyboard Trio in D major, H. 15/7  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  Beaux Arts Trio
  7. Keyboard Trio in A major, H. 15/9  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  Beaux Arts Trio
  8. Keyboard Trio in E minor, H. 15/12  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  Beaux Arts Trio
  9. Keyboard Trio in E flat major, H. 15/11  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  Beaux Arts Trio

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