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Schumann: The 3 Piano Trios

The Classical Shop
release date: January 2012

Originally recorded in 2010

Artists:

Dmitry Kouzov

cello

Peter Laul

piano

Ilya Gringolts

violin

Venue:

St Catherine Lutheran Church, St Petersburg



Producer:

Alexey Barashkin


Matthew Cosgrove

(Executive)

Engineer:

Alexey Barashkin



Record Label
Onyx

Genre:

Chamber


Piano

Total Time - 83:32
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ROBERT SCHUMANN

(1810-1856)
   
 

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63

29:15  
1 I Mit Energie und Leidenschaft 11:44
2 II Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch 4:33
3 III Langsam, mit inniger Empfindung 5:34
4 IV Mit Feuer 7:23
   
 

Piano Trio No. 2 in F, Op. 80

26:29  
5 I Sehr lebhaft 7:32
6 II Mit innigem Ausdruck 7:08
7 III In mäßiger Bewegung 6:08
8 IV Nicht zu rasch 5:38
   
 

Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, Op. 110

27:53  
9 I Bewegt, doch nicht zu rasch 10:29
10 II Ziemlich langsam 5:57
11 III Rasch 3:58
12 IV Kräftig, mit Humor 7:28
   
 Ilya Gringolts violin
 Peter Laul piano
 Dmitry Kouzov cello
  4-7 June 2010  


Schumann’s three piano trios date from 1847 and 1851, when the final work was completed in an intense blaze of creativity that included the final version of the Fourth Symphony, two violin sonatas and Der Rose Pilgerfahrt. The first and second trios were composed in the middle of Schumann’s work on his opera Genoveva, and his revision of the Second Symphony.
 

         *****

Massimo Viazzo - Musica - February 2012

 


’...I found some very interesting things going on with Gringolts and his team, a very intelligent approach to the music, very thoughtful...’ 

BBC Radio 3  CD Review - 25 June 2011


"...The success of the present artists in clarifying Schumann’s chamber sonorities without ’over cleaning the painting’ is considerable, although it has a dark underside that is itself positive."

International Record Review - May 2011


"Schumann’s three piano trios are among his most elusive works.They encompass the central paradox of much of his output: music in which private revalation takes place within outgoing, large scale structures...These three players would seem to view the trios primarily as inward works, an conversation between friends.Thus these performances are most effective in the less extrovert parts of the music...Gringolts and friends catch the obliqueness of No.3’s third movement..."

Gramophone magazine - July 2011


"Schumann’s piano trios have some of his best inspirations, but capturing their elusive magic is far from easy... from the first bar of the First Trio, which hurries out of silence with tender urgency, you know these players have their secret...They’re alert to the way triumph or assertiveness often give way to doubt, or what sounds like melody."  ****

Ivan Hewitt - The Daily Telegraph - 23 April 2011


"Ilya Gringolts continues his survey of Schumann’s chamber music, following a poised account of the Violin Sonatas with a taut reading of the Piano Trios....this is stylish and thoughtful musicianship."

Anna Picard - The Independent on Sunday 24 April 2011


"Fresh and spontaneous...a seductive, nostalgic feel.”

Warwick Thompson - Metro London -  18 March 2011




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