Beethoven Piano Trios

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Tracklist

1.
Piano Trio no. 5 in D major - Ghost - Allegro vivace e con brio
10:32
2.
Piano Trio no. 5 in D major - Ghost - Largo assai ed espressivo
09:37
3.
Piano Trio no. 5 in D major - Ghost - Presto
08:05
4.
Piano Trio no. 6 in Eb major Poco sostenuto
10:18
5.
Piano Trio no. 6 in Eb major Allegretto
04:36
6.
Piano Trio no. 6 in Eb major Allegretto man non troppo
06:36
7.
Piano Trio no. 6 in Eb major Finale Allegro
08:01
8.
Piano Trio no. 11 - Variations - Kakadu
17:26

Description

For our second album we have chosen to record Beethoven trios. Once again we had an adventure playing on gut strings, classical bows and the beautiful Salvatore Lagrassa, 1815 piano from the Edwin Beunk collection. As a musician one has individual timing, ones approach to colours, articulation and phrasing which are pretty personal. It could be akin to how one uses language to express oneself. The peculiar effect of using the historic instruments is how one suddenly has a new dialect in a language that one felt relatively at home in. This opens up new expressions and creates a different sound world, every nuance of emotion or thought that has been experienced becomes more rooted, there is more edge, so many small details are more vivid in colour and articulation which gives a very different picture of the whole. Its perhaps close to a restoration of a picture only much of what is restored happens to us!

A recording is but a moment in time, hopefully capturing moments of inspiration.

Additional information

Artists

Editing

Jared Sacks

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Producer

Willem de Bordes

Recording engineer

Jared Sacks

Composers

Recording date

June 2016

Recording location

Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden, The Netherlands

Recording format

DSD256

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Mixing console

Rens Heijnis custom made

Cables

van den Hul 3T

Mastering engineer

Jared Sacks

Digital to analog converter

Horus by Merging Technologies

Speakers

Grimm LS1 speakers

Press reviews

Klassik.com

Thomas Gehrig

Die neue CD des Hamlet-Trios knüpft an die Qualität des Debüt-Albums an. (…)Musikalischer Fluss (…) gesamte dynamische Klangpalette

Klassieke Zaken “Aanbevolen”

Voor de liefhebbers van kamermuziek een aanwinst.

Diapason 5 out of 5

Les pittoresques Variations op. 121a complètent un programme unifié par les qualities imaginatives et esthètiques de cette excellente formation.

Nederlands Dagblad

De waarde [van de vertolking] wordt nog verhoogd door de oude instrumenten. Daarmee wordt de klank die Beethoven zelf voor ogen had waarschijnlijk goed benaderd.

The Sunday Times

They make a wonderful complementary pair, especially as played so vividly by the period-instrument Hamlet Piano Trio.

BBC Music Magazine 6.25 out of 5

These three refined musicians play Beethoven’s two Op. 70 trios with gut strings, classical bows and an 1835 piano – it’s an atmospheric mix. They capture the benevolent melancholy. ETA Hoffmann heard in the slow movement of the Ghost Trio (No. 5), and treat No. 6 with admirable poise.

Opus Klassiek

Het is werkelijk fenomenaal zoals hier zonder buitensporige agogiek muziek wordt gemaakt (…)

Wat een doortekening, helderheid en maatvoering!

Ook dit werk past het Hamlet Trio als een handschoen, wordt er ‘hautnah’ gemusiceerd. Hier kunt u horen hoe ‘gewoon’ muziek maken tot buitengewone resultaten leidt.

Jared Sacks heeft voor een bijzonder fraaie opname gezorgd.

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