The Beaux Arts Trio – Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio In A Minor (‘In Memory of a Great Artist’), Op. 50 (original pressing)

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# Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
# Vinyl
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC
# DR Analysis: DR 12
# Label: Philips – 6500 132
# Size: 24-bit/192kHz (1.66GB), 24-bit/96kHz (860MB) and 16-bit/44.1kHz (227MB)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Servers: File Factory

Sure, the performance is missing the optional 8th variation, but this is still a beautiful piece of music.

Review:

I love the Beaux Arts Trio. Recordings of the piano trios of Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms & several others that I have led me to acquire this album. And, as usual, I was quite happy. But I was stunned to discover that they inexplicably left off the 8th variation. This is quite a shame, because up to that point I was thinking that this was one of the best Tchaikovsky op.50’s I had heard. Aside from that, everything else is wonderful. Very enjoyable.
J. Granton, amazon.com

Track listing:

Side One
01 – 1a. Pezzo elegiaco (Moderato assai – Allegro giusto –
02 – 1b. Adagio con duolo e ben sostenuto – Allegro giusto)

Side Two
03 – 2a. Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
04 – Var. I. L’istesso Tempo
05 – Var. II. Piu Mosso
06 – Var. III. Allegro Moderato
07 – Var. IV. L’istesso Tempo
08 – Var. V. L’istesso Tempo
09 – Var. VI. Tempo Di Valse
10 – Var. VII. Allegro Moderato
11 – Var. IX. Andante Flebile Ma Non Tanto
12 – Var. X. Tempo Di Mazurka
13 – Var. XI. Moderato
14 – 2b. Variazione finale e Coda (Allegretto risoluto e con fuoco – Andante con moto

Musicians:

Menahem Pressler – piano
Bernard Greenhouse – cello
Isidore Cohen – violin

Additional info can be found here and here.

Ripping Info:

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