1 800 222 6872

Mendelssohn: Piano Trios

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 66
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49
Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The 200th anniversary of Felix Mendelssohn's birth in 2009 raised the popularity of his music to new heights. This new recording of his beloved Piano Trios is a rarity, performed on period instruments. The Benvenue Fortepiano Trio is lead by the enterprising violinist Monica Huggett, whose numerous recordings for Avie have consistently resulted in critical acclaim and sales success. Her partners here are two of America's foremost period instrument practitioners, cellist Tanya Tomkins (making her second appearance on Avie) and Eric Zivian playing on an 1841 Viennese fortepiano.

BBC Music Magazine
...the music is allowed to flow naturally, with rubato only at moments of surprise or important cadences. Tempos are convincing and the string tone is sweet.

The Independent
There is no question of who is in charge: fortepianist Eric Zivian's teaspoon-on-bone-china arpeggios dictate the speed and timbre, while the violin (Monica Huggett) and cello (Tonya Tomkins) dart about like the fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio A, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California, USA (03/10/2009-03/12/2009).



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in C minor, Op. 66
  • Ensemble: Benvenue Fortepiano Trio (Piano Trio)
  • Notes: Studio A, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California, USA (03/10/2009-03/12/2009)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 04/30/1845

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49
  • Ensemble: Benvenue Fortepiano Trio (Piano Trio)
  • Notes: Studio A, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California, USA (03/10/2009-03/12/2009)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 07/18/1839