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|Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lynn Harrell|
Beethoven: Piano Trio #6 Archduke, Piano Trio #7; Perlman, Harrell, Ashkenazy
Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell, and Vladimir Ashkenazy combine majesty with a splendid sense of flow in the opening movement of the Archduke Trio, and treat the variations of the third movement in the manner of late Beethove... more »
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Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell, and Vladimir Ashkenazy combine majesty with a splendid sense of flow in the opening movement of the Archduke Trio, and treat the variations of the third movement in the manner of late Beethoven--with an emotive power that is all the more intense for being hushed and stilled. The digital recording, dating from February 1982, is fairly close-miked and dry, but quite acceptable. --Ted Libbey
A Trio made by God...
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have heard several versions of Beethoven's famous "Archduke Trio" and have found that the one included on this cd is the best. The piano work in the second movement is remarkable. Ashkenazy's interpretation of this Beethoven trio are extraordinary. It beats the Beaux Arts Trio interpretation dramatically and makes the music flow more. The string work of Perlman and Harrell makes the listener hear what the violin and cello were meant to sound like in this piece. I give this cd five stars."
pspa | Boston, MA USA | 02/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Archduke Trio is a work of sublime beauty, one of the great works of all chamber music. This is an outstanding performance and recording in every way, with flawless ensemble and even the great Perlman for once not dominating but content to contribute to the synergy that comes from the three instrumentalists playing as one. And while I am not the biggest Ashkenazy fan in the world, sometimes finding his playing too flat, he is wonderful here, conveying a serene sense of beauty and holding the work together admirably."
Great playing, but...
marijan_b | 03/18/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Or course these all-stars deliver a beautiful Archduke, but I didn't pay enough attention to the rest of the menu before buying: the 5-minute, single-movement 7th. This brings the total music on this CD to 42 minutes and change--a skimpy meal, for whatever reason. Certainly another, full-length trio could have been paired with the Archduke. If you want more for your money, look for another good version."