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Beethoven: String Trios Op. 9 / Zimmermann, Tamestit, Poltéra

Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine, February 2012
The playing itself is dazzling, combining expressive warmth and admirable clarity: I don't think I've ever heard the presto finale of the first Trio dashed off with quite such transparency and lightness of touch...All in all, this recording is a real treat.

Sunday Times, 15th January 2012
Played with fire and subtlety by the outstanding Trio Zimmermann.

Gramophone Magazine, March 2012
These musicians are in command of the meticulously written extremes in expression, sforzandos not indiscriminately stabbed at but gauged according to the contexts in which they appear. Tempi are gauged to a nicety too...In sum, they do Beethoven proud throughout this exceptionally fine disc, enhanced by BIS's clean SACD sound.

International Record Review, February 2012
From the expressive phrasing of the slow introduction of Op. 9 No. 1 it's clear that the playing not only has unusual commitment but real imagination too. What's more, the richness of the sound generated by these three players is ideal: never too full but always warm and wonderfully balanced. Speeds, too, are beautifully judged...for anyone looking for these works now, I'd say that this new BIS disc...sits at the top of a distinguished list.

MusicWeb International, March 2012
Displaying impeccable teamwork the players give these splendid Beethoven scores with a spring in the step and a sparkle in the eye yet they also draw deep to achieve a remarkable gravitas to set alongside an abundance of spirit in these assured and tasteful performances. This marvellous BIS disc was a delight from start to finish.


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