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Haydn: Complete Piano Trios [Box set]

Franz Joseph Haydn , Beaux Arts Trio , Menahem Pressler , Isidore Cohen , Bernard Greenouse Audio CD
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listen  4. Piano Trio In G, H. XV No.25 - ''Gipsy'' - 1. AndanteBeaux Arts Trio 6:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Performer: Beaux Arts Trio, Menahem Pressler, Isidore Cohen, Bernard Greenouse
  • Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
  • Audio CD (September 16, 1997)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 9
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Philips
  • ASIN: B0000041LO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,661 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Haydn's piano trios deserve far more attention than they receive. As music lovers know, they are every bit as rewarding as his symphonies and string quartets, and also very numerous. They are not, however, true trios as we understand the term now. Essentially, Haydn took the sonata for violin and piano and added a cello part to strengthen the weak bass of contemporary pianos. This doesn't inhibit the quality of the music in any way, but it has prevented modern piano trios from taking them up since the cellist usually wants something more exciting to do. All praise, then, to the Beaux Arts Trio for understanding that musical quality is more important than instrumental display. --David Hurwitz

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The first and only recording made of the entire piano trios, performed by the legendary Beaux Arts Trio together with a complete text on the works. Again, deemed one of the 100 greatest recordings of all time by the editor of Gramophone ! More than 10 1/2 hrs. of music on 9 CDs.

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99 of 100 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TRIOS TO TREASURE July 3, 2000
Format:Audio CD
One might suspect that 43 piano trios are a tad much; as far as I'm concerned, it's 43 too few. There is not one trio here that will not delight or please by its melody or invention. Nothing is stagnant or academic--- it's all sheer pleasure, hours and hours worth. And, trio after trio, we find Haydn consistently ingenious, never dull, never boring. And there is so much here to revel in, too. Perky allegros, haunting andantes, witty prestos. This is Haydn at his most endearing and accessible, no doubt about it. But, of course, those of us who love and admire Haydn's chamber music already know this. The Beaux Arts Trio have made these Haydn works their own, period. It is a landmark reissue in every sense. The analogue transfers, as well, are immaculate, warm, full-bodied and with remarkable presence.

[Running time: CD 1: 71:28 CD 2: 77:07 CD 3: 70:29 CD 4: 65:50 CD 5: 74:45
CD 6: 76:34 CD 7: 66:29 CD 8: 61:24 CD 9: 69:52]
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58 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pick of the Litter May 14, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This remarkable 9 CD set clearly disproves Schumann's comment about Haydn [an old family friend whom one receives gladly and respectfully but who has nothing new to tell us]. I am not surprised that it received Gramophone's Recording of the Year in 1979, nor that it's listed as one of the top 100 classical music recordings of all time
The set roughly divides into 3 groups of 3 CDs each.
The first group includes pre-1780's material; these are basically accompanied piano sonatas. The next group includes the 1780's trios; now the violin is getting some independence. [The cello is pretty-much locked to the piano bass throughout.] The final group is the 1790's trios: now there is a real conversation between piano and violin. As a group, they are simply brilliant, especially the slow movements.
The Beaux Arts Trio's performance is first rate, and the recording quality is excellent. I admit to being a piano trio fan, and in my view these surpass Beethoven's and equal the best from Mozart and Schubert (albeit in a different style). My modest CD collection contains pretty much all of the chamber music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, but this set is definitely the pick of the litter for enjoyable evening listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Recording! A Stunning Bargain! A Gem! February 7, 2000
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All too often, among the great triumvirate of High Classical composers, Haydn is given short-shrift, and many who love Mozart and Beethoven often know almost nothing of Haydn's music. Perhaps the "jolly Papa Haydn" image gets in the way. But Haydn is the true peer of his two younger disciples, as they themselves would have affirmed. And indeed did affirm-- Mozart quite openly and Beethoven, during his youth, grudgingly (though in later life his appreciation of his old master was expressed much more freely). Even Haydn lovers often know only the symphonies, string quartets, oratorios, a piano sonata or two, and the Trumpet concerto. What a revelation then are these trios! As the Amazon reviewer pointed out, the role of the cello is to enrich the bass line (though it also sings at times with the violin); the combination gave a tonal palette with which Haydn's incredibly fertile invention ran rampant! Even the early trios are delightful; and the later ones are often unqualified masterpieces. The well-known Gypsy rondo, for example, is boisterous Haydn at his best; the wonderful C Major Trio, Hoboken 27, ends with a sonata-allegro finale of dazzling virtuosity, including a thrilling development section; Hoboken 28 in E Major is outstanding in many ways -- the piano in the first movement mimicking the pizzicato in the strings; the second movement is truly remarkable: a chaconne or passacaglia (a Baroque form) yet displaying Classical period melodic and tonal structure, and finally a prescience of Romantic period climax. It is dark and haunting and altogether original. And at the end of the carefree finale, there is a reminiscence of this passacaglia-- years before Beethoven's Fifth or Ninth symphonies made the procedure mainstream. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Could there be another excellent performance like this? January 26, 2001
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There is no doubt that The Beaux Arts Trio was on their zenith in these beautiful performance. Each work was played in a stunning beautiful tone and stunning good interpretation; mellifluent and blissful. Although the happy and healthy atmosphere of Haydn's work prevailed everywhere, their score reading were still very careful, fresh and clear. Tempo, style and dynamic were all very natural. These 3 excellent musicians cooperated so well that I wonder could any other Trio surpass these performances.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gramophone "Top 100 " Recording April 24, 2005
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There are times - even for the most engaged classical fan - when the denser textures or sudden changes in dynamics of a symphony, concerto or even string quartet cannot quite be processed, but still the musical-person-within desires to hear great music. Well, for those times - such as a cozy Sunday afternoon reading on the couch - Haydn's piano trios are the perfect prescription for musical bliss and contentment. And while these trios are lighter in character and texture, they are definately not monotonous, run-of-the-mill divertimenti but rather quite musically intelligent compositions which are exceedingly pleasant, full of exuberance, rich in invention and always in good Haydn taste.

Haydn's Piano Trios is an abundant, marvelous cache of chamber music to explore. Many are similar in mood and interplay to Mozart's sprightly Piano Trios, while some movements of the late works forshadow Beethoven's expressivity. Haydn's piano trios never cease to delight with their classical balance, lightness-of-heart, bubbly joy and smooth textures. One reason for such a proliferation of works in the piano-trio genre in Haydn's time is that the home market for such compositions was exploding in mid-18th century with seemingly every middle to upper class household now owning this new, must-have musical instrument - the clavier.

The Beaux Arts Trio do great justice to this works and show they really care and enjoy Haydn's music. The artistry, performance and sound quality of these recordings are superb on all levels which is probably why this set won the impressive awards of "Top CD of the Year" and a "Top 100 Recording" from Gramophone - the latter being a supreme compliment.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful collection
A wonderful collection very well played by perhaps the best trio currently playing. These piano trios are quintessential Haydn: lyrical and light on the surface but revealing a... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Books Furnish the Mind
5.0 out of 5 stars A particular, perhaps peculiar collection
You'll see that I've given it five stars, so I join in the accolades awarded elsewhere. But the peculiarities of these trios are also noted. Read more
Published 3 months ago by John Spritz
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest landmarks in music's recording history
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Published 10 months ago by Wilberfalse
5.0 out of 5 stars tremendous value
9 discs of superb music performed by one of the greatest chamber music groups in the world.I couldn't be more pleased.
Published 10 months ago by jeffrey e. miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful piano trios
Very refined recordings of Haydn's piano trios. Full of life and majesty. The beaux trio have done splendid job of communicating Haydn's genius.
Published 18 months ago by Musician101
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift well received
Masterfully played and a delight for Christmas Day or anytime when intelligent, classical music is desired. The #34 is especially poignant
Published 18 months ago by Rosamund Simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything They Say is True
I'm simply going to second essentially all the raves from the other five-star reviewers. Some complete sets you've got to have: All the Haydn symphonies, all the Haydn string... Read more
Published 20 months ago by J. R. Trtek
5.0 out of 5 stars Accessible, yet persistently stimulating
Who knew 18-century chamber music could be so much fun? This set has real staying power; you can feel Haydn's playfulness and masterful structural virtuosity giving pleasure in the... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Michael Hoopes
4.0 out of 5 stars Beaitiful Music good service thank you
I heaard this on Galaxy and ordered it right away. Now I can`t live without it. This is music you never get tired of.
Published on April 16, 2012 by Janine Poley
5.0 out of 5 stars A Stunning Classical Essential
Insofar as I am aware, this is the only major label recording of Haydn's complete piano trios available. Read more
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