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Van Baerle Trio - Beethoven /5, Complete Works for Piano Trio

Beethoven /5

Complete Works for Piano Trio

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
CC 72801 Challenge Records 2020

Concerto in C Major for Pianoforte, Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra, Op. 56 ‘Triple Concerto’
1. Allegro
2. Largo –
3. Rondo alla Polacca

Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 38 after the Septet, Op. 20
4. Adagio – Allegro con brio
5. Adagio cantabile
6. Tempo die Menuetto
7. Andante con Variazioni
8. Scherzo. Allegro molto e vivace
9. Andante con moto alla Marcia – Presto

“The result is—by a staggering margin—the finest performance and recording of this masterpiece that has ever been put down.”

“It should go without saying that each of the soloists plays with absolute technical mastery, but it is their intimate knowledge of each other's playing, sound, and musical intelligence that makes this recording so special.”

Fanfare Magazine, 2020

“After the excellence of the Triple Concerto, the Van Baerles play the Piano Trio arrangement of the composer's Septet. It is an absolute delight.”

American Record Guide, 2020

“Van Baerle begeistert durch die Beethoven-Originalbearbeitung des Septetts – optimal auch, um den ausgewogenen Flügelklang kennenzulernen.”

“Für alle, die eine faszinierende Version des unterschätzten Tripelkonzerts hören wollen, führt kein Weg an Van Baerle, De Vriend und van der Wolf vorbei. Wunderbar!”

hifi & records, 2020

“Opening of the second movement, Adagio cantabile: heavenly.”

De Volkskrant, 2020

“The Van Baerle Trio makes as good a case as you could imagine for this piano trio version, with their freshness, wit and lightness of touch. With such an excellent recording I have no hesitation in making this my favourite in this setting.”

Musicweb International, 2020

“Boy, what an energy and drive are being released here. I was never quite convinced by this peculiar Concerto, but thanks to this release I have been converted.”

de Gelderlander, 2020

“This last album is just as much an achievement as all the previous ones in this phenomenal series.”

OpusKlassiek, 2020