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Haydn: Piano Trios Vol 2 / Florestan Trio

Album Summary

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Trio in E major, H. 15/28
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in E flat major, H 15 no 29
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Trio in E flat major, H. 15/30
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Trio in E flat major, H. 15/31
Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Haydn's unmistakable elegance and refinement can be heard in each of his creations. Performing in their second volume of what will hopefully be the complete piano trios is the Florestan Trio, one of the most accomplished and decorated piano trios in existence. As in their previous installment, Volume Two finds more of what listeners have come to love with the Florestans: incredible lightness and energy, spotless intonation, pristine articulation, and a musically fulfilling vision of Haydn's music." -All Music Guide

”I look forward to further releases in this series. Recommended.”-Fanfare

'The Florestans display their customary virtuosity, elegance and caprice in these outwardly easy-going works, once again capturing the full (and deceptively wide) emotional range of what may appear on the surface to be merely domestic entertainment music ... A highlight of the year' (Gramophone)

'Haydn ... would have admired Susan Tomes' quick wit and dexterity ... This is Haydn stimulated by instrument and player into some of his most original music, obviously relishing the unusual textures, which are paid proper respect by the attentive recording as well as by the players ... This is all brilliant ensemble playing by thoughtful and enthusiastic as well as skilful performers' (International Record Review)

'The Florestans ... relish the degree to which Haydn constantly challenges his listeners with unexpected turns of phrase and audacious modulations ... The first movement of HobXV:30 is presented as a truly expansive Allegro moderato with bold dramatic gestures that project the work as almost Beethovenian in character ... Violinist Anthony Marwood shapes the expressive melody with almost Schubertian warmth ... These warmly recorded performances offer plenty of musical insight and deserve a positive recommendation' (BBC Music Magazine)

'The Florestans play with a spring in their fingers Haydn's last four piano trios dating from the mid-1790s' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Susan Tomes is superb in these works; her fluid pianism is a joy to hear, beautiful in tone, crisp in articulation. Violinist Anthony Marwood and cellist Richard Lester are on her level, and the tightly knit ensemble delivers a full, rich sound along with lightning-fast reactions to Haydn's many twists and turns' (La Folia, USA)

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, London (02/09/2009-02/11/2009).



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>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Trio in E major, H. 15/28
  • Ensemble: Florestan Trio (England)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (02/09/2009-02/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1794

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in E flat major, H 15 no 29
  • Ensemble: Florestan Trio (England)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (02/09/2009-02/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: ?08/1795

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Trio in E flat major, H. 15/30
  • Ensemble: Florestan Trio (England)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (02/09/2009-02/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Trio in E flat major, H. 15/31
  • Ensemble: Florestan Trio (England)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (02/09/2009-02/11/2009)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795