Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Borodin Trio, Luba Edlina|
Hummel: Piano Trio Nos. 1, 5 & 7
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Hummel at his best
skatherine | Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin France | 02/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I made Hummel's aquaintance two and a half years ago, through the recommendation of a friend. At first, I did not expect much from him... I never heard of him before! So you could imagine how surprised I was when I first heard his piano quintet, which is a masterpiece of solid craftsmenship and genius wit. (and a good dose of bohemian wildness!)Since then, I had been mainly listening to his piano concertos, which are simply brilliant. Very late I came to listen to his piano trios, although I did not like chamber music in general. Hummel's piano trios, especially the version interpreted by the Borodin Trio, are simply heavenly fun. I did not understand Chamber music until I heard these, and they are an eye openner! Since then, I had heard more of Hummel's chamber music, including violin sonatas and cello sonatas. I would heartily recomment Hummel to anyone, and these three trios are perfect to start with. Once you start listening, you will not be able to stop. Hummel makes the most naive and innocent melodies into the most intricate pieces of music ever heard, and always sophisticated with a warm heart."