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Van Baerle Trio - Beethoven /2, Complete Piano Trios

Beethoven /2

Complete Piano Trios

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
CC 72778 Challenge Records 2018

Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1 No. 2
1. Adagio – Allegro vivace
2. Largo con espressione
3. Scherzo. Allegro
4. Finale. Presto

Piano Trio after the Symphony in D Major, Op. 36
5. Adagio – Allegro con brio
6. Larghetto quasi andante
7. Scherzo
8. Allegro molto

9. Allegretto in E-flat Major, Hess 48

“It is remarkable if you can give the impression of an orchestra as a trio, but even more outstanding if you make the audience desire this medium more than the orchestra. This performance is of that league. In Beethoven’s Second Pianotrio, from his opus 1, the threesome manage to build the tension in equal fashion, again reaching a thrilling end. Bring on volume three!”

De Volkskrant, 2018

“Das Van Baerle Trio bewältigt diese Aufgabe mit mehr als Bravour. Durch die Begrenzung auf die drei Instrumente werden die Mitwirkenden natürlich über das gewohnte Maß hinaus gefordert. Doch sie gehen diese Herausforderung mit Furor und trotzdem auch Gefühl an und erzielen so ein zwischen den Instrumenten ausgewogenes, geradezu packendes Klangerlebnis. Diese Einspielung bannt den Hörer vom ersten bis zum letzten Ton.”

Pizzicato, 2018

“With excellent SACD sound and playing that is superbly musical and that can stand up to the microscopic scrutiny of the microphone placements, this in my opinion is very much a series to look out for.”

MusicWeb international, 2018

“This is a CD that evokes more admiration every time one listens to it.”

Trouw, 2018

“The second volume is also exceptionally good. With great mastery, the Van Baerle Trio balances perfectly on the border between symphonic grandeur and chamber music transparency. I’m looking forward to the third volume!”

Luister, 2018

“The Piano Trio in G major, Op. 1, No. 2 is given a buoyant performance that plays up Beethoven's elegant lyricism and wit, and the Van Baerle Trio engages the listener with the great variety of timbres and articulation in the constantly shifting repartée. The Super Audio Sound is exceptionally clear and focused, bringing out the subtlety and refinement of the group's playing throughout.”

AllMusic, 2018

“This second volume is just as good as the previous one, holding the promise of a top recommendation once the set is completed.”, 2018

“It is all so smooth and technically brilliant that one can only come to the conclusion that a top ensemble is at work here that performs internationally with the best in the field.”

OpusKlassiek, 2018

Brilliantly performed. Don’t miss it!

Stretto, 2018