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Schumann: Piano Trios Nos. 1-3 / Ilya Gringolts, Dmitry Kouzov and Peter Laul

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>Schumann, Robert : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 63
>Schumann, Robert : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in F major, Op. 80
>Schumann, Robert : Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in G minor, Op. 110

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 63
>Schumann, Robert : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in F major, Op. 80
>Schumann, Robert : Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in G minor, Op. 110
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Notes & Reviews:

Following their widely praised recording of Schumann violin sonatas, Ilya Gringolts and Peter Laul present Schumann's three piano trios. Written over a short four-year period, the first two were composed just a few months apart in 1847. The first is often regarded as the strongest work of the three, and although it was conceived as a pair with the second, they differ markedly in tone. The first has a much darker, and more brooding quality in comparison to the sunnier second. Schumann's third and final piano trio was written in 1851, soon after the composer and his family had moved to Dusseldorf. It was not a happy period, as Schumann was beginning to experience symptoms of the mental decline that would lead to his committal to a mental hospital in 1854, and his eventual death two years later.

Works:
Schumann: Piano Trios Nos.1-3

Artists:
Ilya Gringolts (violin); Dmitry Kouzov (cello); Peter Laul (piano)

The Independent
Cellist Dmitry Kouzov joins Gringolts and his pianist Peter Laul, his slightly acidic tone an interesting foil to Gringolts' honeyed sound. The balance is unusually even-handed, leading to sensory overload in the dense melodic effusion of the third Trio. Though some tempi are cautious, this is stylish and thoughtful musicianship.

International Record Review
The success of the present artist in clarifying Schumann's chamber sonorities without 'over-cleaning the painting' is considerable, though it has a dark underside that is itself positive. The 'underside' consists of the way in which they make the listener understand the instrinsic nature of Schumann's often less than transparent textures, whereby its attendant problems are not so much 'solved' as clearly represented.

Gramophone Magazine
These three players would seem to view the trios primarily as inward works, a conversation between friends...Thus these performances are most effective in the less extrovert parts of the music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Catherine Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg, Russia (06/04/2010-06/07/2010).



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>Schumann, Robert : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 63
  • Performers: Ilya Gringolts (Violin); Dmitry Kouzov (Cello); Peter Laul (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Catherine Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg, Russia (06/04/2010-06/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847

>Schumann, Robert : Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in F major, Op. 80
  • Performers: Ilya Gringolts (Violin); Dmitry Kouzov (Cello); Peter Laul (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Catherine Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg, Russia (06/04/2010-06/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847

>Schumann, Robert : Trio for Piano and Strings no 3 in G minor, Op. 110
  • Performers: Ilya Gringolts (Violin); Dmitry Kouzov (Cello); Peter Laul (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Catherine Lutheran Church, St. Petersburg, Russia (06/04/2010-06/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851