Schubert / Vienna Piano Trio - Complete Piano Trios (2pk) | RECORD STORE DAY
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The debut of the Vienna Piano Trio on the MDG label set a new standard. Their brilliant recording of all of Franz Schubert's piano trios was praised by the BBC as the benchmark: best available version. It is now available for the first time as a double album. In addition to the two great trios in E-flat and B-flat, this carefully prepared edition also includes the enchanting Notturno and the original version of the E-flat major finale. As a special treasure, an early sonata movement is heard which the young Franzl may have originally prepared for lessons with Salieri. Apart from this early work, Schubert only began to work on the piano trio towards the end of his life. The large-scale works, which today undoubtedly rank among the top of the chamber music literature, are correspondingly mature and complex. The pieces of their compatriot fit the Viennese piano trio like a tailor-made suit: the Austrians make music so glowing and stirring that you wouldn't want to hear it any other way. The meticulousness with which the musicians approach Schubert's cosmos certainly contributes to this. Extensive study of the sources, including insight into the precious autographs of the Austrian National Library, brings many a frequently overlooked detail to light and reveals something astonishing: the sheer number of corrections and improvements that the 14-year-old Schubert made to his op. 28 is overwhelming... Only the best is good enough for Schubert's piano trio: what applies to the interpretations of the Viennese piano trio also applies to the sound of the carefully balanced recordings made in the historic F├╝rstliche Reitbahn Bad Arolsen - top-quality classical music for very unique listening moments!