The Eroica Trio's recording of the Beethoven Triple with the Prague Chamber Orchestra was so successful it landed this piece on Billboards Top 20 for the first time in recording history. The Trio appeared on the German television program "Klassich!" performing the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Munich Symphony, which was aired throughout Europe.
Ces trios avec clarinette qui trouvent parfois leur inspiration dans la musique populaire constituent un sommet du genre. Le clarinettiste Florent Héau aborde ce répertoire sans aucun complexe et avec bonheur réinvente le texte de Beethoven. Il est magnifiquement accompagné dans cette entreprise par Henri Demarquette au violoncelle et Jérôme Ducros au piano.
Christophe Coin (born 26 January 1958) is a French cellist, viola da gamba player and conductor active in the field of historically informed performance. He is the cellist of the Quatuor Mosaïques and is the director of the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges.
Reissue of this near legendary recording of Beethoven’s Leonore (the first version of what later became Fidelio). This recording from 1977 was the first recording of this opera, and since then remains a benchmark. Featuring the best singers of the time: Eberhard Büchner, Edda Moser, Edith Mathis, Theo Adam, Karl Ridderbusch, and the Staatskapelle Dresden conducted by Herbert Blomstedt.
Following their recording of his Symphonic Works, cpo now turn to Sallinen’s Chamber Music. The composer’s love of the cello pervades these works which are performed by Arto Noras and Ralf Gothóni, the same artists who premiered the piece in 2005.
The Trio Zimmermann’s previous release of Beethoven’s Trios received excellent reviews and won them the BBC Music Magazine’s Chamber Award in 2013. This next instalment shows us the ‘lighter’ side of Beethoven’s chamber works. The Trio in E flat major and Serenade in D major consist of sequences of six and eight movements respectively, with minuets and marches reminding us of courtly music from an earlier period. However, they are far from ‘old-fashioned’. The adventurous spirit of the young Beethoven is plain to hear, in the exceptionally creative use of textures, thematic development and formal innovation. In this music Beethoven gives each instrument an equal importance and a highly individual treatment. A first-class chamber ensemble is required to meet these demands and this is exactly what the Trio Zimmermann offer, comprised of three exceptional soloists.
These works in carefree serenade character develop wonderful melodies, featuring solo displays as well as exquisite combinations. Beethoven at his most effervescent: chamber music with philharmonic flair!