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on 6 June 2009
I have several recordings of Beethoven's Archduke and Ghost trios. This recording by the Beaux Arts Trio cannot be contested as the best recording of those that I have heard. They play effusively, yet are reserved when the music demands it. Their touch is light, yet potent. Pressler's piano is superb, and Cohen and Greenhouse's strings complement the piano so considerately that you feel you are aurally witnessing the most intimate of conversations, which then grow, burst out and enrapture you.

If you are a novice to classical music then this CD makes beautiful listening and a good introduction to Beethoven's chamber music.
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on 11 September 2013
***** for the musical performance.
One star removed for Decca's sloppy production.

My musical knowledge is inadequate for the purposes of conveying to readers why the Beaux Arts Trio versions
are superior, but my auditory equipment can detect it.

However the CD I received has a fault, the tracks it contains are as per the sleeve and Amazon's contents list. The track descriptions stored on the CD are wrong. The first thing I do with any new CD is to copy it twice, one for the Hi-Fi and one for the car CD player. When played the equipment advises me that it is playing a different trio/movement to that actually being reproduced, a minor irritation, but still an irritation.

Another reviewer referred to the violinist as Isidore Cohen, on the sleeve I have the violinist is Daniel Guilet.
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on 14 February 2014
This is a wonderful performance by the Beaux Arts of one of the master's really great and moving trios. A light and loving interpretation. I heard it played on the radio and was so glad it was available. It arrived quickly. Maglet.
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on 18 June 2014
I was particularly looking for the Ghost and I spent ages listening to snippets from all available recordings before deciding that this was the most mellifluous - I have not been disappointed. The three pieces harmonise well.
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on 6 January 2016
Unfortunately a bad flaw at the beginning of the recording apart from that a fine recording.
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on 31 October 2014
Bought this as a birthday gift for a friend - he was very impressed!
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on 8 December 2015
an old favourite played well
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on 8 July 2013
Well worth buying, beautiful music wonderfully performed. This cd is well worth buying and an excellent addition to our collection.
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on 17 December 2011
A very good recording , fine musicians and makes for very enjoyable listening.
A perfect member of any classical music library.
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on 19 March 2015
Excellent!
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