Schubert's D.929 Piano Trio

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Schubert's D.929 Piano Trio

Post by Rach3 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:25 am

Schubert’s E flat major Piano Trio , D.929, played live Oct.,2018, by the young Amatis Piano Trio :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000xv5

I suspect not as well known as his D.898 Trio, at least not to me. Per BBC, D.929 premiere only time Schubert himself appeared in a public performance ( 1828 ) of any of his works (?).

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Re: Schubert's D.929 Piano Trio

Post by John F » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:35 am

My parents had the first trio in the Rubinstein/Heifetz/Feuermann Victor recording, but I didn't hear the second until much later, and now like it better. Fine recording by Rudolf Serkin and Adolf and Hermann Busch.
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Re: Schubert's D.929 Piano Trio

Post by Lance » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:58 am

I, too, love the Rubinstein/Heifetz/Feuermann recording of the Trio No. 1. However, I concur completely with John Francis on Trio No. 2 with Serkin and the Busches. It is now my favourite of the those two trios. I would also have to give high praise for the Trio No. 2 with Casals/Horszowski/A. Schneider recording from 1952 issued by Columbia/Sony, which includes the Trio No. 1.
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Re: Schubert's D.929 Piano Trio

Post by jbuck919 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:33 pm

I can't wait to hear that performance of Beethoven's Violin Sonata. :) (Just when I was getting ready to compliment that guy on the unusual quality of his introduction to the trio, which would grace any program note.)

The world is awash with young performing groups like that whom nobody has ever heard of an nobody ever will. It is a tribute to the enduring love of great music. As I have pointed out before, nobody takes up that repertory in the first place who cannot play it to a world class standard. What I don't understand is why they (the men anyway) don't get invited to the washing of the feet on Maundy Thursday. I suppose that until they figure out something more practical, they rely on family money. They didn't buy all those expensive instruments with their own money. Elizabeth Pitcairn, the young (maybe 35) out-and-out music director of the local Lake Luzerne summer music camp, plays a Stradivarius which was an outright gift from her grandfather. (It is in fact the instrument that was the inspiration for the movie The Red Violin.)

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
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Re: Schubert's D.929 Piano Trio

Post by John F » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:47 am

There certainly are many well-trained and capable classical musicians out there, one reason why orchestras have improved over the years. The newcomers may not have much personality, and indeed the first desk winds in most orchestras today play with perfect accuracy but not much imagination. As for all these sprouting quartets, trios, and chamber groups, they have certainly benefited from the proliferation of minor classical labels looking to record basic repertoire, and it may be that among them are one or more who measure up to, say, the Juilliard String Quartet or the Beaux Arts Trio. Those players were young once too. :) But I don't have the inclination, or indeed the time, to sift through them all in hope of striking gold. There's plenty of gold in my record collection already.
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Re: Schubert's D.929 Piano Trio

Post by Lance » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:40 am

Very well stated, John Francis. There may even be some platinum amongst the gold and maybe a few glittering diamonds!
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... ... There's plenty of gold in my record collection already.
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Re: Schubert's D.929 Piano Trio

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:26 pm

Just for the record, I was not implying that anyone should go out looking for a recording by this group. You would likely find none. (Some of our members are so oriented that way that they would make that assumption.) I was merely remarking that the performance is excellent in a world where some things still are excellent.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
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