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Ludwig Van Beethoven: The Complete Piano Trios Box set

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  • Composer: Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Audio CD (2 April 2012)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • ASIN: B006OW80SW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 197,218 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Already established within Viennese culture by Haydn and Mozart, the trio genre was taken to new limits by the inexhaustible imagination of Beethoven's genius: "a serene joy come from an unknown world", was E. T. A. Hoffmann's reaction on hearing the Trio in D major Op.70 no.1. The Wanderers have ventured into the Beethoven piano trios and mastered every inch of its topography. What better guide could there be for us to follow with total confidence, in their 25th anniversary year?

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The Wanderers include the early, opus-less E flat major work, a movement in B flat, the clarinet trio in its violin transcription and two sets of variations, but it is the canonical masterpieces the three of Op 1, two of Op 70 and the splendidly isolated Archduke that are the heart of the matter here. Rarely have the first two trios sounded so witty, as if the young Beethoven were throwing down a gauntlet to his teacher, Haydn (who is said to have disliked the third of the set, in turbulent C minor) and saying: Beat this. The eerie textures and bizarre harmonies of the Ghost trio s famous largo assai make the music sound avant-garde, while the Archduke is a magnificent performance of spirituality and high drama. Unmissable. --Hugh Canning, Sunday Times, 8 April 2012

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I bought this set so as to have a modern interpretation in a modern digital recording. The excellent performances are beautifully captured by Harmonia Mundi with the piano set well back and the two string players well balanced in the foreground. Although I only just beginning to explore the approach to these trios taken by Trio Wanderer I know I am going to derive enormous pleasure from their interpretations. There is a powerful dynamism to the performances.

Until now I have only owned these trios in the the superb 1965 Beaux Arts Trio recordings for Philips on a set of original vinyl LPs. These pressings are from a great period in Philips' recorded legacy with a broad dynamic range and fabulous tone colours. The Beaux Arts Trio in this recording are simply wonderful.

The two recordings, separated by nearly half a century, are both very rewarding and quite different. Put very simplistically the Wanderer are bold and dynamic and the Beaux Arts more restrained and reflective.

For a complete recording at a reasonable price and very well recorded the Trio Wanderer set is highly recommended.
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Excellent service arrived before time. Excellent recordings and wonderful performances.
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HASH(0x939ca9c0) out of 5 stars WANDERERful Beethoven 22 July 2012
By Jose Mario Serra - Published on Amazon.com
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Just bought this 4 CD boxset on my last trip to France. Magnificent interpretations of all LVB's Piano Trios. And with the perfect sound of Harmonia Mundi records. This is a must-have version of the most creative Piano Trios.
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HASH(0x93fdf42c) out of 5 stars Excellent Beethoven traversal with Trio Wanderer 11 Sept. 2012
By P. Adrian - Published on Amazon.com
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The reputed chamber ensemble Trio Wanderer offers a wonderful traversal of Beethoven trios. Their stylistic adequacy impresses the listener. A keen musicianship and a robust sense of synchronization in intentions and feelings run throughout the proceedings. The chamber flavor is convincing, while each individual - Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabedian (violin), Raphael Pidoux (cello), Vincent Coq (piano) - shines in his own right.

All in all, a valuable version of these Beethovenian gems.
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HASH(0x93fd7660) out of 5 stars Simply outstanding--buy this and one Beaux Arts version and call it a day? 7 April 2014
By 3rd Day Believer - Published on Amazon.com
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Because there are as of this writing only two other reviews of this fine traversal of the Beethoven trios, I feel I should weigh in with my unqualified recommendation. First, the recording quality from Harmonia Mundi is wonderful, a genuine pleasure when transmitted to ears and brain through a fine vintage stereo system. And dear reader, are you listening to music through a home theater system? Shame on you, they're designed for explosions and bursts of gunfire, not music. The sonorities of the strings, the full dynamism of the piano, shine through. There's technical mastery and interpretive magic, everything you could want. And of course, these compositions are among the pinnacles of human creativity. You can of course also do very well with one of the Beaux Arts Trio's traversals--and I can't keep these straight or I might own more than one--but heck, everybody and his sister has those, right? So buy these and sniff haughtily that's you're onto something more fine and rare. "Oh, you're still drinking Chardonnay?"
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