J.n. Hummel: Complete Piano Trios

Trio Parnassus

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Format: 2CD

Cat No: MDG10223272

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Release Date:  28 June 2024

Label:  MDG

Packaging Type:  Brilliant Case (Jewel Case size, Holds 2 CDs)

No of Units:  2

Barcode:  760623232720

Genres:  Classical  Chamber Music  

  • Description

    This highly acclaimed debut recording by Trio Parnassus caused a sensation when it was first
    released. "... a real eye-opener. ...some of Hummel's most rewarding music in performances that cannot be improved upon." - MusicWeb International

    "Trio Parnassus play throughout with consistent zest and spontaneity." (Penguin Guide) "fresh and immediate." - Gramophone

    Hummel's trios are already breathtakingly virtuosic, yet Trio Parnassus take the tempi up a notch, especially in the final movements. "Die Hummelschen Hummelfluge sind eben Schneller als Hummeln...!" (Hummel's flights of the bumblebee are faster than bumble-bees!).

    In contrast to the only slightly older Beethoven, Hummel has an almost inexhaustible wealth of melodic invention. He makes ample use of this in his trios, allowing the strings to fully develop their vocal qualities alongside pianistic brilliance.

    Hummel was greatly admired by his contemporaries: "It would be desirable for Mr H. to delight us more often with compositions of this kind", wrote one critic from the Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung in 1812. The critics of today are just as full of praise:

    "With advocacy this potent, Hummel's trios should collect many new admirers, not to mention supporters." - Fanfare

    "A refreshing addition to the repertoire... the charm of the music is savoured with brilliance and joy of playing, but also with careful attention to detail and colourful refinement. Who can resist that?" - Stereoplay

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 93: I. Allegro con moto
      • 2. II. Un poco Larghetto
      • 3. III. Rondo. Allegro con brio
      • 4. Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 65: I. Allegro con spirito
      • 5. II. Andante grazioso
      • 6. III. Rondo. Vivace assai e scherzando
      • 7. Piano Trio in E Major, Op. 83: I. Allegro
      • 8. II. Andante
      • 9. III. Rondo

      Disc 2

      • 1. Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 12: I. Allegro agitato
      • 2. II. Andante
      • 3. III. Finale. Presto
      • 4. Piano Trio in F Major, Op. 22: I. Allegro moderato
      • 5. II. Andante con Variazioni
      • 6. III. Rondo alla Turca. Vivace
      • 7. Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 35: I. Allegro con brio
      • 8. II. Tempo di Menuetto
      • 9. III. Rondo. Vivace e scherzando
      • 10. Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 96: I. Allegro con spirito
      • 11. II. Andante quasi Allegretto
      • 12. III. Rondo alla Russa. Allegro vivace