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One of the Greatest of All Live Performances!!!, 24 Jun 2012
The other reviewers of this recording could hardly express the greatness of this recording any better. All I can do is agree with total conviction. The Shostakovich Piano Trio in E Minor is one of the greatest compositions and recordings I have ever heard. I have listened to many other recordings of the transcendental piece, by many wonderful and renowned ensembles, but none come close to the staggering profundity of this interpretation. It is, quite simply, an ideal of artistic expression. Their phrasing in the final movement is especially miraculous. Their tempo and phrasing combined draw from the music the maximum amount of drama, pathos, horror, cruelty, passion, genius that Shostakovich out into it. It simply defies belief.
You may become addicted to listening to this, so be warned...
One of the All Time Greats.
Thank you Ms. Argerich, Mr. Kremer and Mr. Maisky.
Thank you Mr. Shostakovich for your genius.