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Offline Florestan

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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2007, 02:03:24 AM »
I don't like to quote myself, but...

Hi, all!

W. A. Mozart

Divertimento for String Trio in E flat major KV 563

Arthur Grumiaux / Georges Janzer / Eva Czako


This is one of the deepest burried gems of Mozart. What a delightful vision of paradise lost, sought for, and found again! Absolutely gorgeous music and performance!


“I compose music because I must give expression to my feelings, just as I talk because I must give utterance to my thoughts.”  --- Rachmaninoff

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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2007, 03:17:48 AM »
I do not have K563, nor the Schoenberg.

Now I am depressed...

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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2007, 04:11:12 AM »
Can anyone suggest a great recording of K563?




I have the Grimiuax, and it's excellent. I agree also, the k 563 is an awe-inspiring achievement. Too bad Mozart couldn't have stuck around for 50 more years!

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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2007, 04:30:40 AM »
Larry,
Have you heard the Kremer/Kash/Ma ??   Not even close??? WOW  :o   I can only imagine....I wonder if Don has heard that one????

No, I haven't heard the Nonesuch.

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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2007, 04:32:37 AM »
No, I haven't heard the Nonesuch.



Hi Don!

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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2007, 04:42:23 AM »


Hi Don!

Hello to you, Andy.  Hope your day is fantastic.

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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2007, 05:24:27 AM »
Heifetz-Feuermann-Primrose :D :D
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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2007, 06:45:14 AM »
No support for the Kremer/Kashkashian/Ma version on CBS.....

Actually, that was one of the first cds I ever bought!  I was looking for something for the cd player because I hadn't yet gotten a new turntable (my Pasquier is on vinyl), and wanted to preserve my LP.  When I first bought it, I played it for a cellist who was bowled over by how good it sounded.

I love that too, but it's not in the same class as the Pasquier which I prefer to even the Grumiaux recording.  I love recommending the KKM recording to newbies to classical because it's a budget selection and yet really excellent quality.  Now, I'm discovering how great this music sounds on period instruments, hence my recommendation of the L'Archibudelli recording which includes Mozart's fugues.  That recording is available at Arkivmusic.com as a licensed copy and copies of the original Sony Vivarte recording are still floating around as well, so it's easy to obtain.

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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2007, 12:03:07 PM »
These days, when I think "string trio" I think the Argerich/Kremer/Maisky live recording of the Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky trios... :D
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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2007, 12:25:59 PM »
These days, when I think "string trio" I think the Argerich/Kremer/Maisky live recording of the Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky trios... :D
funny you mention that disc. I pulled it out as something I wanted to hear tonight..

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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2007, 03:13:11 PM »
I do not have K563, nor the Schoenberg.

Now I am depressed...

No need to be depressed. Instead you have great joy to look forward to. I can still recall the first time I heard K563. I was on Cloud Nine for hours.
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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2007, 03:21:42 PM »
No need to be depressed. Instead you have great joy to look forward to. I can still recall the first time I heard K563. I was on Cloud Nine for hours.
Exactly.

I don't find all that much Mozart that pleases me, but K563 definitely does.

I really wouldn't know where to place it against my favourite post-Classical string trios (Schoenberg, Webern, Schnittke). They've just got so little in common.
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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2007, 10:16:53 PM »
I do not have K563, nor the Schoenberg.

Now I am depressed...
You shouldn't be. The one depressing thought there is, is to know all the masterworks with nothing more to discover. Now you have tons of listening enjoyment in front of you.

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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2007, 03:32:37 AM »
No need to be depressed. Instead you have great joy to look forward to. I can still recall the first time I heard K563. I was on Cloud Nine for hours.




Perfectly put, Scott! I experienced the same awe mixed with euphoria. k 563 has so many emotions expressed, throughout the course of each of its movements. It's deathbed material in my opinion.

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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2007, 03:57:59 AM »



Perfectly put, Scott! I experienced the same awe mixed with euphoria. k 563 has so many emotions expressed, throughout the course of each of its movements. It's deathbed material in my opinion.

And all this under the galante and frivolous title Divertimento. Pure genius!
“I compose music because I must give expression to my feelings, just as I talk because I must give utterance to my thoughts.”  --- Rachmaninoff

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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2007, 08:40:08 AM »
I've always tried to purchase music from various composers.
But I have a tendancy to accumulate many pieces of a same genre.
As a result, it seems that there are not more string trios in my collection than Rostropovich recordings in Harry's.
a very fine work by the way : Intermezzo for string trio by Kodaly.
It's my favourite ;)

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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2007, 10:52:45 AM »
The Trio-Serenade, op.1 (!) by Miklós Rózsa that we just recorded yesterday.

Just kidding, but it's a good piece, and and amazingly accomplished work for a composer of 22. It will be available later this year.  :)

Thomas
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Re: The finest string trio ever written
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2007, 11:50:28 AM »
It just occurred to me, and I don't think anyone has mentioned it, that there is a very fine string trio arrangement of one of the greatest works in any form, Bach's Goldberg Variations. Dmitry Sitkovetsky made the arrangement as I recall and it has, I think, been recorded not only by him and friends but also by a couple of other trios.

By the way, the first time I heard the Mozart K563 (at the Aspen Festival) the players were Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman and Ronald Leonard. Not shabby!
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