Brahms Piano Trio

Paul Lewis - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 - Ballades Op.10 (2016) [TR24][OF]

Paul Lewis - Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 - Ballades Op.10
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | 72:07 min | 661 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Following his highly acclaimed surveys of the piano works of Beethoven and Schubert, British pianist Paul Lewis turns to the romantic period and Brahms's mighty D minor Piano Concerto. Lewis performed the work across Europe in 2014 and in the US for his New York Philharmonic debut. In a review of that concert, New York Times critic Anthony Tomassini praised Lewis for his, "majestic and insightful performance," adding, "I have seldom heard the contrasting theme, which sounds like an affirming chorale, played with such elegant shaping of inner voices." For this new recording, Lewis is accompanied by Daniel Harding leading the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Brahms - Violin Concerto, 3 Violin Sonatas, Piano Trio, op.8 (V. Mullova) (2006)

Brahms - Violin Concerto, 3 Violin Sonatas, Piano Trio, op.8 (V. Mullova) (2006)
Classical | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Philips, 475 7454 | rec: 1994-96 | 650Mb

At the heart of this Viktoria Mullova two-fer is the first disc of Brahms's three sonatas for violin and piano, here played with Piotr Anderszewski. It is an inspired partnership - both artists show an understanding of and passion for Brahm's unique style of romanticism. While Suk and Katchen remain my favorites, Mullova and Anderzewski have enough interesting things to say in this music that I am happy to have both.
Johannes Brahms: Piano Trios Nos. 1-3, Cello Sonata No.2 (Katchen, Suk, Starker)

Brahms: Piano Trios Nos. 1-3, Cello Sonata No.2 (Katchen, Suk, Starker)
Apple Lossless (XLD) | With Log Files | Decca | 2 CDs, 522 MB
Classical | Cover, no scans | Rapidshare

In the age of Argerich, who brings tightrope-walker tension to chamber music, I doubt that anyone plays the Brahms piano trios with the kind of mellow lushness heard here. Katchen's conception of Brahms was large-scaled but smooth, warm without much psychological struggle. Suk was a honey-toned violinist, and although Starker was the modernist among the three, what's notable here is how perfectly in unison he is with Suk (and blissfully in tune). Decca puts the piano in the middle and the string players close up in their own channels left and right. The result is wide-screen and artificial, of course, since it makes the cello sound as loud as the piano. but the sonic effect is quite luscious.

I've saved my remarks about te interpretations for last. The Brahms trios have attracted great collaborations, and I wouldn't place this one above, say, Istomin-Stern-Rose although it runs ahead of the Beaux Art Trio, for sheer beauty of tone if nothing else. The shortcoming here is a tendency toward cautiousness; these are middle-of-the-road readings that don't capture Brahms' deepest passions. He is placed in the sun too often. But the first two trios aren't sturm and drang works. If you want large-scale performances caught in gorgeous sound, here you go.

–Amazon.com [4 stars] reviewer

Rudolf Buchbinder - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 27, 2016
Rudolf Buchbinder - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2016) [TR24][OF]

Rudolf Buchbinder - Brahms: Piano Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 90:28 min | 1.34 GB | Front Cover
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

This recording unites pianist Rudolph Buchbinder with his friend and conductor Zubin Mehta with whom he has built an intimate musical rapport. They are joined on this album by the Wiener Philharmoniker, an orchestra with which Buchbinder has appeared over many decades and enjoyed some of the greatest triumphs of his career.

Rudolf Buchbinder - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 25, 2016
Rudolf Buchbinder - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2016)

Rudolf Buchbinder - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:30:28 | 209 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Release Year: 2016

By 1858, Brahms had his First Piano Concerto ready for performance. He was then only 25. Beethoven had died three decades earlier. Try imagining a 25-year old composer today. Stravinsky–a figure of our time comparable to Beethoven in terms of novelty and influence on subsequent composers–died only 30 years ago. His personality still weighs on today’s new music, and you can still hear echoes of his typical rhythmic signatures in plenty of recent works written by young composers.

The Danish Piano Trio - Danish Romantic Piano Trios (2015) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 25, 2016
The Danish Piano Trio - Danish Romantic Piano Trios (2015) [TR24][OF]

The Danish Piano Trio - Danish Romantic Piano Trios
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 74:47 min | 1.25 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Dacapo Records | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2015

This debut album of The Danish Piano Trio presents a fascinating string of Romantic trios. From the perfectly balanced world of Danish music's 'godfather' Niels W. Gade over the sensitive and dramatic turn-of-the-century art of P.E. Lange-Müller, the album concludes with the beautiful single-movement Mountain Flowers from 1908 by the hyper-Romantic prodigy Rued Langgaard.

Rautio Piano Trio - Mozart: Piano Trios KV 502, 542, 564 (2016)  Music

Posted by 1rostik at Nov. 13, 2016
Rautio Piano Trio - Mozart: Piano Trios KV 502, 542, 564 (2016)

Rautio Piano Trio - Mozart: Piano Trios KV 502, 542, 564 (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 57:09 min | 139 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Resonus Classics

The Rautio Piano Trio make their Resonus Classics recording debut with a disc of three piano trios by Mozart trios in B flat major, KV 502; in E major KV 542; and in G major, KV 564. Becoming particularly well-known for presenting a wide range of the trio repertoire on both period and modern instruments, the Rautio Piano Trio perform here on period instruments including a fortepiano that once belonged to the late Christopher Hogwood CBE.
The Florestan Trio - Franz Schubert: Piano Trio in B flat; Notturno; Piano Trio Movement (2001)

The Florestan Trio - Franz Schubert: Piano Trio in B flat; Notturno; Piano Trio Movement (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA 67273 | Time: 00:59:14

Is there a better trio than the Florestan playing today? All three members are consummate artists, outstanding instrumentalists, and ensemble players to the manner born, but it’s the playing of pianist Susan Tomes that carries these performances to their greatest heights. Since the ensemble is perfectly judged by all concerned, it may seem unjust to single out the playing of one member for special comment, but such is the extreme sophistication, the extraordinary subtlety and the expressive range of this artist that I can see no alternative. The tonal control, the exquisite shaping of phrases, the rhythmical suppleness and structural backbone are of an order seldom encountered in the playing even of many famous soloists. But what renders her playing here still more remarkable is the exemplary precision with which it’s matched to the different sonorities and qualities of attack, so-called, of the string players. And what players they are. For all of the above this is not a pianist-dominated performance, except insofar as Schubert wrote the piece that way.
Adolph Henselt - Tanski, Schmid, Hagen, Lévesque - Piano Trio, Duo, Variations (2000, MDG "Gold" # 312 1022-2) [RE-UP]

Adolph Henselt - Piano Trio, Duo, Variations
Claudius Tanski / Benjamin Schmid / Clemens Hagen / Vincent Levesque
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 331 MB | Full Artwork: 134 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold, Edition IME" # 312 1022-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2000
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Piano

…Tanski’s talent makes the Variations de Concert an enjoyable closer. In this, the aria “Io son ricco e tu sei bella” from Donizetti’s Elisire d’Amore is given the usual 19th century virtuoso treatment by Henselt, but Tanski never gives in to flash. He evokes a broad range of emotions, always managing to keep things from becoming kitsch. By himself, Tanski is worthy of a warm recommendation…
Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Gustavo Dudamel - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2015) [24/96]

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Gustavo Dudamel - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 102:06 minutes | 1,71 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This alliance of marquee names proves to be a resounding success, thanks partly to the robust personalities of Barenboim and Dudamel, and partly to the choice of material, showcasing the early and late Brahms.