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|Franz Schubert, AndrÃ¡s Schiff, Yuuko Shiokawa|
Schubert: Piano Trios
This set offers four Schubert masterpieces in excellent performances. In the trio works, the musical lead comes from the piano, but that isn't a problem when the pianist is such an experienced Schubertian as Schiff and the... more »
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This set offers four Schubert masterpieces in excellent performances. In the trio works, the musical lead comes from the piano, but that isn't a problem when the pianist is such an experienced Schubertian as Schiff and the other parts are played with plenty of personality. Although the recordings were all made in the same locale, the perspective on the instruments is quite different in the Sonata than in the Trio works; but the sound is realistic throughout and well-balanced. Of course there are numerous recordings of these works, some of them more economically coupled. But these performances are as fine as any you will hear, and the Trio No. 2 is played with its recently-restored complete finale, a decided plus. --Leslie Gerber
Exellent Music with perfect technique
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a wonderful CD for every Schubert lover, done by a musicians working together for a long time. I, as an amateur cellist, was especially moved by the exellent music with perfect technique of Perenyi. The sound is beautiful, interpretation persuasive, tempo stable but not tedious, and music expressive. I especially like his "Arpeggione Sonata." But it's not only his music and sound that is great. As a recording of Chamber music, "ensemble" must be the priority....and this is exactly what I appreciate so much. As a ensemble group, these three are one of the best. I hope as many musicians as possibe would share their well-done work."
Beautiful - a 1st choice performance
P. Dave | Columbus, OH | 06/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I cannot agree more with the sky reviewer - earlier. This performance of two Schubert's piano trios is truely sublime, musical and colorful. The sound is gorgeous and alive. This performance was also highly acclaimed by Gramophone as one of the best. Highly recommended. I absolutely love Schubert's Arpegionne Sonata. But, the best performance of this piece is Rostropovich/Britten's version on Decca's legendary performance. Just listen and you'll love it."