The Phoenix Piano Trio's debut release - a live recording of Beethoven's Trio in Eb major Op.70 No.2 & the Archduke.
The Phoenix Piano Trio, Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven piano trios (CD)
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Catalogue No: 5060192780178
It's the outer movements of the Archdule where the Phoenix seem to have the most to say, shaping the opening Allegro Moderato effectively and setting a purposeful pace in the finale. (Gramophone)
The CD also includes Beethoven's Trio in E flat major, Op 70, No 2. In this much less well known companion to piece to the famed â€˜Ghost' trio, Beethoven gives the opening to the cello not the piano, emphasising that all three instruments are to be equal. This work really allows the Phoenix's integrated sound to shine, with a delightful conversation between piano, violin and cello taking place to a particularly catchy tune in the third movement. (Oxford Times)