It hardly matters that Saint-Saëns composed his first piano trio in 1863 and his second nearly three decades later in 1892. Both are brilliantly composed, both are instantly comprehensible, both are filled with memorable melodies, both abound in original touches, and both are clearly cut from the same bolt of colorful but by no means garish Romantic cloth.
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Florestan Trio, Saint-Saëns. Label : Hyperion Format : Flac (image + cue) Cover : Yes. Tracklist : Camille Saint-Saëns Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello no 1 in F major, Op. 18 Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello no 2 in E minor, Op. 92. Florestan Trio.
The Florestan Trio is one of the most-recorded piano trios in the world. Their Schumann disc won a 1999 Gramophone Award; their CD of French piano trios is one of Hyperion’s best-sellers in the chamber music field, and all their other discs from Mozart to Saint-Saëns have become benchmark recordings. In honouring The Florestan Trio with its award for chamber music in 2000, the Royal Philharmonic Society recognized the achievements of the trio in a repertoire in which long-standing, dedicated ensembles have always been rare. The Florestan Trio played together for sixteen years, its members always committed to chamber music despite their parallel involvement in distinguished individual careers.
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The Florestan Trio takes its name from Schumann's name for himself in positive and carefree mood. His name for his introspective self was Eusebius. The music is among Dvořák's most celebrated – his two most popular, but very different, piano trios. The dark and disturbing F minor is followed by the folk-inflected 'Dumky' of unconventional form and sunny disposition (a sequence of alternating slow-fast-slow-fast sections). The two piano trios Opp 21 and 26, composed in 1875 and 1876 respectively, show Dvorák’s deliberate move towards a much simpler musical style after the experiment of his early years. Op 21 in particular provides clear evidence that the melodic style which dominated his later compositions had already crystallized in this period. The F minor Trio, Op 65, composed in 1883, not only signals new directions in Dvorák’s style, but shows evidence of an approaching crisis in his career.
The Florestan Trio was a piano trio. Formed in 1995 in London, England, its members were Anthony Marwood (violin), Richard Lester (cello), and Susan Tomes (piano). Their recording of the first two trios by Schumann won the 1999 Gramophone Award for chamber music. Also in 1999, the Trio received the Music Award for Chamber Ensemble from Britain’s Royal Philharmonic Society.
Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio No. 1 in F major Op. 18. 1. Allegro Vivace. Well, the Florestan Trio have done it again – a sure-fire Gramophone Award nominee. Indeed, such is the cumulative emotional impact of these performances that tears welled up during the wonderful fortissimo climax of the E minor Trio's first movement – that even before the astonishing intensity of the final, precipitous Allegro.
|Piano Trio No 1 In F Major||(25:30)|
|Piano Trio No 2 In E Minor||(34:22)|
|5||Allegro Ma Non Troppo||11:24|
|7||Andante Con Moto||4:04|
|8||Grazioso, Poco Allegro||4:19|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Hyperion Records Limited
- Copyright (c) – Hyperion Records Limited
- Made By – Sony DADC
- Recorded At – Henry Wood Hall, London
- Cello – Richard Lester
- Composed By – Camille Saint-Saëns
- Engineer – Simon Eadon
- Liner Notes [Booklet Editor] – Tim Parry
- Liner Notes [English, © 2006] – Robert Philip
- Liner Notes [German Translation] – Elke Hockings
- Painting [Front Picture] – Pierre-Auguste Renoir*
- Piano [Steinway & Sons] – Susan Tomes
- Producer – Andrew Keener
- Research [Front Picture Research] – Richard Howard
- Violin – Anthony Marwood
NotesRecorded in Henry Wood Hall, London, on 21-23 December 2004
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Front illustration: Path in a Wood by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Musée Renoir, Les Collettes, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
Made in England
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- Barcode (Scanned): 034571175386
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI LY33
- Matrix / Runout: Sony DADC CDA67538 01
- Rights Society: mcps
- Label Code: LC 7533
- SPARS Code: DDD