Brahms Trio Tetzlaff

Christian Tetzlaff, Helsinki PO, John Storgards - Dvorak: Violin Concerto, Romance; Suk - Fantasy (2016)

Antonín Dvořák - Violin Concerto, Romance; Josef Suk - Fantasy in G minor (2016)
Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds, conductor

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Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1279-5

This performance of the fiery Fantasy in G minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 24, of Josef Suk, with violinist Christan Tetzlaff catching the full impact of the irregular form with its dramatic opening giving out into a set of variations, is impressive. And Tetzlaff delivers pure warm melody in the popular Romance in F minor, Op. 11, of Dvorák. But the real reason to acquire this beautifully recorded Ondine release is the performance of the Dvorák Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53, a work of which there are plenty of recordings, but that has always played second fiddle (if you will) to the Brahms concerto. Tetzlaff and the Helsinki Philharmonic under John Storgårds create a distinctive and absorbing version that can stand with the great Czech recordings of the work. Sample anywhere, but especially the slow movement, where Tetzlaff's precise yet rich sound, reminiscent for those of a certain age of Henryk Szeryng, forms a striking contrast with Storgårds' glassy Nordic strings. In both outer movements as well, Tetzlaff delivers a warm yet controlled performance that is made to stand out sharply.
Istomin · Stern · Rose · The Trio Recordings Vol. I · Brahms · Mendelssohn · Schubert [3CD set]

Istomin · Stern · Rose · The Trio Recordings Vol. I · Brahms · Mendelssohn · Schubert [3CD set]
EAC Rip | Flac, IMG+Cue, Log | 3 CDs | 994 MB | Full 300 dpi Scans | 5% Rec.Rec
Label: SONY Classical | Cat. No. SM3K 46425 | Rec. 1964-66-69 | Released 1990

The History of the Trio goes back to the year 1950. The place was Prades in the eastern Pyrenees in France. The occasion was a festival commemorating the bicentenary of J.S. Bach's death. The focus of the event was Pablo Casals, who had, through the persuation of Alexander Schneider, agreed to lead the festival and make music again after a self-imposed exile, assumed final.
Eugene Istomin
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
The Z.E.N. Trio - Brahms & Dvořák Piano Trios (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Z.E.N. Trio - Brahms & Dvořák Piano Trios (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:36 minutes | 1.20 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The Z.E.N. Trio – pianist Zhang Zuo, violinist Esther Yoo and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan – met on the BBC New Generation Artists’ scheme in 2015 and have since performed concerts together for BBC radio as well as across the UK and elsewhere in Europe.
Christian Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt - Johannes Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2016)

Johannes Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2016)
Christian Tetzlaff (violin) & Lars Vogt (piano)

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Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE12842 | Time: 01:12:48

Recording of the Month, Gramophone Magazine, September 2016. Award-winning violinist Christian Tetzlaff, together with pianist Lars Vogt, offers an exciting program of Violin Sonatas by Johannes Brahms (1833–1897). This new release continues a successful series of recordings of violin chamber works by the duo. Johannes Brahms’s Violin Sonatas are among the greatest masterpieces in 19th-century chamber music. Brahms wrote these sonatas between 1878 and 1888,at the height of his creative powers. With these powerful works Brahms brought the genre of violin sonatas into a new dimension. Included is also Scherzo movement from the F. A. E. Sonata which Brahms contributed to a composite sonata with Robert Schumann and Albert Dietrich in 1853.
Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2015)

Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt - Johannes Brahms: The Piano Trios (2015)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1271-2D | Time: 01:23:19

Brahms (1833-97) devoted much of the 1880s to his three Piano Trios, having decided, as he told a friend, that there was “no further point in attempting an opera or a marriage”. They are among his less familiar chamber works. He originally wrote No 1 as a young man, overhauling it more than three decades later in 1889. All three works – the B major Op 8, C major Op 87 and C minor Op 101 – have a tender, shadowy intensity, without quite the same heart-on-sleeve fervour of the bigger chamber works. The string players here – brother and sister Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff – are regular quartet partners. Together with sensitive pianism from Lars Vogt, ensemble is alert, accurate, never forced: already a favourite CD.
Wes Montgomery Trio - The Wes Montgomery Trio (1959/2015/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wes Montgomery Trio - The Wes Montgomery Trio (1959/2015/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 39:44 minutes | 1,85 GB
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The highly impressive 1959 debut album from legendary jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. Features classics such as “Yesterdays” and “Round Midnight”, as well as a pair of Montgomery originals (“Missile Blues”, “Jingles”). It has been reissued by Original Jazz Classics.
The Roy Meriwether Trio - Soul Invader (1968/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

The Roy Meriwether Trio - Soul Invader (1968/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 52:35 minutes | 1,9 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A multi-dimensional and self-taught virtuoso, pianist Roy Meriwether blends jazz, blues, R&B and gospel with classical elements in a unique and innovative style. In the mid-60s, on the commercial peak of Jazz, Roy Meriwether signed to Columbia Records whole roster boasted such great artists as Dave Brubeck and Erroll Garner. "Soul Invader", some sweet and soulful live tracks from a live jazz set, very much reminiscent of The Ramsey Lewis Trio, was released in 1968.

Count Basie Trio - For The First Time (1974) {Pablo}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 21, 2017
Count Basie Trio - For The First Time (1974) {Pablo}

Count Basie Trio - For The First Time (1974) {Pablo}
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MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 132MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Post-Bop

Throughout his career, Count Basie was modest about his own abilities as a pianist, and his success at streamlining his style to the bare essentials often made listeners underrate his playing talents. This 1974 session was a rarity, an opportunity for Basie to be featured in a trio setting (with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Louie Bellson), during which he provides enough variety to hold one's interest and enough technique to lead many to reassess his piano skills.
The Max Roach Trio - The Max Roach Trio Featuring The Legendary Hasaan (1965/2011) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

The Max Roach Trio - The Max Roach Trio Featuring The Legendary Hasaan (1965/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 41:08 minutes | 1,66 GB
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Pianist Hasaan Ibn Ali only made one recording in his life, this trio set with drummer Max Roach and bassist Art Davis. A very advanced player whose style fell somewhere between Thelonious Monk and Cecil Taylor (with hints of Herbie Nichols), Hasaan actually had a rather original sound. His performances on his seven originals here are intense, somewhat virtuosic and rhythmic, yet often melodic in a quirky way. This is a classic of its kind, and it's a tragedy that Hasaan would not record again and would soon sink back into obscurity.