Beaux Arts Trio: Arensky - Piano Trios (FLAC)
Beaux Arts Trio: Arensky - Piano Trios (FLAC)

Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: Philips
Size: 247 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op. 32
Composed by Anton Stepanovich Arensky
with Ida Kavafian, Peter Wiley, Beaux Arts Trio, Menahem Pressler

Piano trio No.2 in F minor, Op.73
Composed by Anton Stepanovich Arensky
with Ida Kavafian, Peter Wiley, Beaux Arts Trio, Menahem Pressler

01. Piano Trio No.1 in d, Op.32: 1. Allegro Moderato – Adagio
02. Piano Trio No.1 in d, Op.32: 2. Scherzo. Allegro Molto
03. Piano Trio No.1 in d, Op.32: 3. Elegia. Adagio
04. Piano Trio No.1 in d, Op.32: 4. Finale. Allegro Non Troppo – Andante – Adagio – Allegro Molto

05. Piano Trio No.2 in f, Op.73: 1. Allegro Moderato
06. Piano Trio No.2 in f, Op.73: 2. Romanza. Andante
07. Piano Trio No.2 in f, Op.73: 3. Scherzo. Presto
08. Piano Trio No.2 in f, Op.73: 4. Tema: Allegro Non Troppo
09. Piano Trio No.2 in f, Op.73: 4. Var I: Un Poco Piu Mosso
10. Piano Trio No.2 in f, Op.73: 4. Var II: Allegro
11. Piano Trio No.2 in f, Op.73: 4. Var III: Allegro Moderato
12. Piano Trio No.2 in f, Op.73: 4. Var IV: Allegro
13. Piano Trio No.2 in f, Op.73: 4. Var V: Tempo Di Valse
14. Piano Trio No.2 in f, Op.73: 4. Variation VI: Allegro

Definitely Enjoyable

I recommend this CD for anyone who enjoys lyrical chamber music in the romantic tradition. The first trio is very melodic and I cannot imagine anyone not liking it. The second trio is less melodic but more meticulously crafted. I prefer the former but both are well crafted and enjoyable.

I have not heard performances by other ensembles of these works but the playing here by the Beaux Art Trio is technically flawless, full of melancholy and romantic sentiments. What more could you ask for in these works?

The sound is very good digitally remastered analogue, warm and not too close, just right.

4 Comments

  1. Ah, another one of rare bird. Beaux Arts may not appear actually russe (a thought likely triggered by their welcome audacity to dare taking on som many of these easteners), however, in the case of Tchaikovsky, Arensky & c. the music itself heads to a halfway meeting: lossless genuineness.

  2. Many thanks and regards from The Netherlands.
    Veel dank en groeten uit Nederland.

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