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Trios - Released September 10, 2018 | Channel Classics Records

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Trios - Released September 10, 2018 | Channel Classics Records

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Trios - Released May 4, 2018 | Orchid Classics

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Trios - Released December 1, 2017 | Mirare

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Trios - Released November 17, 2017 | Myrios Classics

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An unusual and yet particularly clever juxtaposition can be found on this album, which consists in mirroring Schumann’s 1853 Märchenerzählungen (Tales, implicitly for children) for viola, clarinet and piano – as well as, still in the realm of fairy tales, Fantasiestücke (Fantasy Pieces) for clarinet and piano and then Märchenbilder (Fairy Tale Pictures) for viola and piano – and Jörg Widmann’s Es war einmal... Fünf Stücke im Märchenton (Once Upon a Time – Five Pieces in a Fairy Tale Tone). While being a contemporary, even a modernist artist, Widmann was indeed largely inspired by Schumann’s Märchenerzählungen, his work sprinkling with reminiscences, allusions and barely disguised quotes, superimposed to today’s language – so much that, at some point, one could be led to believe both tracks were playing at the same time, Schumann’s and Widmann’s! Ever since the first great creators, the art of “recycling”, reusing and rewriting is one of the main driving forces behind artistic creation; in fact Widmann is only following this proven model. Tabea Zimmermann on viola, Dénes Várjon on piano and on clarinet, no other than the composer himself: Widmann of course, not Schumann who, as everyone knows, doesn’t play the clarinet. © SM/Qobuz
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Trios - Released September 29, 2017 | Berlin Classics

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Johannes Brahms’s Horn Trio Op. 40 is without a doubt the best-known work for this formation and also one of the best-known chamber music pieces ever written for horn. Brahms succeeds like virtually no other composer in utilising the tone colours of this instrument. His trio has entrenched this formation in the stock repertoire of any horn player. It is therefore the centrepiece of this release. But what other works were written for horn trio, and was Brahms the first composer to write for this combination of instruments? What Felix Klieser and his friends have found is a repertoire spanning some 100 years, from Frédéric Duvernoy, who wrote his two trios at the start of the 19th century and was still under the influence of Viennese Classicism, to trios by Charles Koechlin (1867-1950) and Robert Kahn, written in the 20th century but still profoundly Romantic in their expression. That being said, Charles Koechlin, Frédéric Duvernoy and Robert Kahn chart intriguing musical terrain, presenting a variety of influences, forms and aspects of interplay between the three instruments. Each of Koechlin’s Quatre petites pièces Op. 32, written by Charles Koechlin between 1896 and 1906, has a distinctive underlying character. The limited compositional œuvre of Frédéric Duvernoy (1765-1838) immediately suggests that the Frenchman, who worked as a horn player at the Paris Opera and as a soloist , wrote music for his own use, notably horn concertos and works for horn and piano, but also three trios for violin, horn and piano, which were written as Trois trios concertants some time after 1820. These pieces are virtuosic, classically elegant and song-like. Serenade op. 73 by Robert Kahn (1865-1951), published in 1923, was clearly inspired by Schumann and even more so by Brahms.
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Trios - Released September 15, 2017 | Sony Classical

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Trios - Released September 1, 2017 | BIS

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There is a world of difference between Hindemith’s First Trio, composed in 1924 “on a train” as the composer stated in his own catalogue, and his 1933 Second Trio. While the first features some of these relentless, almost Prokofievian, rhythmic and thematic elements, the second rolls out its extremely sophisticated contrapuntal language along a soft lyrical canvas (with a touch of humour here and there) specific to later Hindemith. There is also a world of difference between Hindemith’s Trios and Schoenberg’s, written in 1946, soon after the composer almost died from a heart attack. Granted, the thematic structure is based on a dodecaphonic series, but after a brief adjustment period, it becomes impossible not to notice countless tiny tonal, harmonic waves skilfully hidden below the overall texture. The composer was quoted saying this particular work was “a description of his illness”, most probably with a fair share of dark humour. Thomas Mann claimed that Schoenberg told him he had secretly represented his medical treatment, the nurse and everything else in his music. Hanns Eisler, for his part, thought he had discovered which chords represented the injections… Ouch! Typically Schoenberg. Trio Zimmermann is made up of three great international soloists: violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, violist Antoine Tamestit and cellist Christian Poltéra. And all three play on Stradivariuses, no less! © SM/Qobuz
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Trios - Released July 21, 2017 | audite Musikproduktion

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Alongside Milhaud’s impressive corpus of eighteen string quartets, the two string trios seem no more than occasional pleasure pieces. But even they are an authentic expression of his style, oscillating between rigour and playfulness. His Mediterranean heritage and character, however, did not close Milhaud’s mind to other, entirely different, influences; from South American folklore to North American jazz through to German music – yes, indeed! even though rejecting German music was, even before WWII, a cultural policy of the French avant-garde – German music, which manifested itself in his fondness for Bachian counterpoint. The String Trio from 1947 puts many facets of Milhaud in a nutshell : simutaneous tonalities, strict counterpoint to the brink of atonality, boisterous moments of near-popular style... The rather jolly Sonatine à trois was a memento of a journey that Milhaud made through the USA together with his wife and son. Milhaud’s path crossed several times with that of his contemporary Bohuslav Martinů, who for seventeen years lived in Paris in rather mediocre conditions, while Milhaud celebrated his greatest successes during the years between the wars; in 1940 both of them were forced to leave France for the USA, where they lived for several years. Whilst Milhaud only discovered the string trio genre in the USA, Martinů wrote his two trios while still in Paris studying with his teacher Albert Roussel. From Roussel, Martinů learned perfect formal proportions, rhythmic concision and a vivid, but not sentimental, sense of colour; his First String Trio of 1924, after but a few performances, was lost and then rediscovered in 2005 in Copenhagen. Martinů’s Second Trio of 1934, a compact and energetic work, was spared such a fate and soon became a favourite with chamber musicians. © SM/Qobuz
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Trios - Released June 13, 2017 | Melodiya

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Trios - Released April 7, 2017 | Channel Classics Records

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Trios - Released March 15, 2017 | Arion

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Trios - Released January 27, 2017 | harmonia mundi

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Trios - Released September 23, 2016 | harmonia mundi

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Trios - Released June 7, 2016 | Alpha

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This young trio that takes its name from the legendary violinist Adolf Busch (1891-1952) has already made its name on the international scene as one of the most talented of the new generation, picking up on its travels enthusiastic reactions from public and press – as well as several prizes at the major competitions.‘ What impressed most was the group’s effortless musicianship and unity of thought and attack. The threesome even seemed to be breathing in synch’, wrote The Times after one of their concerts at the Wigmore Hall. Under the auspices of Alpha Classics and the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, the ensemble has set itself a challenge: to record the complete chamber music with piano of Antonín Dvořák. With the monumental Trios no.3 op.65 and no.4 op.90, these Londonbased musicians get the saga off to a flying start, in deeply felt interpretations that penetrate to the heart of the great Czech composer’s poetic universe.
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Trios - Released April 1, 2016 | Mirare

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Trios - Released March 4, 2016 | Naxos

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Trios - Released October 16, 2015 | CAvi-music

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Trios - Released June 22, 2015 | harmonia mundi

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Trios - Released May 19, 2015 | Zig-Zag Territoires

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This recording is the first to be made by Trio Dali with its new violinist, Jack Liebeck. After a Ravel programme in 2009, then a Schubert disc, the Trio turns its talents to the two Mendelssohn trios and transcriptions of Bach. The Trio Dali has thus chosen to contrast Mendelssohn’s two trios with works by a composer for whose rediscovery Mendelssohn was largely responsible in his time: Johann Sebastian Bach. Thus, the Trio Dali proposes a recording that is a sort mirroring of Mendelssohn and Bach.