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The Blakemore Trio Plays Beethoven: Piano Trio Op. 70/1; & Ravel: Piano Trio in A Minor / Blakemore Trio

Audio Samples

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost"
>Ravel, Maurice : Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost"
>Ravel, Maurice : Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Blakemore Trio is celebrating ten years of making music together with the release of this debut recording. Founding members Amy Dorfman, Carolyn Huebl, and Felix Wang, each acclaimed performers in their own right, formed the group when their artistic paths crossed at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University in 2002. Since then the trio has developed a national reputation, performing on chamber series thought-out the country and making their New York debut at Merkin Hall in 2010. They have won audiences over with their expressive, dramatic and innovative performances. Critics have hailed the trio's "all-but-perfect sense of ensemble, expressive playing, and great intonation" and described their performances as having "riveting intensity." While this disc represents the master works of the genre, the trio's repertoire spans the spectrum of the literature, from Beethoven, Brahms, and Ravel to Rochberg, Schnittke and Tower.

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
I would rank the Blakemore Trio's reading the highest of the three. The strings bring out the lyricism of the themes. Their phrasing are matched perfectly by not only each other but the piano as well. Moreover, the orchestral techniques Ravel employs in the strings - tremolos, trills, arpeggios, harmonics - are quite well executed here, particularly in IV. Impressionism at its best.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt Universi (03/2006).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost"
  • Ensemble: The Blakemore Trio
  • Running Time: 24 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1808

>Ravel, Maurice : Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor
  • Ensemble: The Blakemore Trio
  • Running Time: 26 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1914