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Vienna Piano Trio - Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Haydn 3 CDs for $10!

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Four beautifully recorded chamber music recordings from the Vienna Piano Trio.

Disc 1: Mendelssohn - The Piano Trios
Disc 2: Haydn - Piano Trios 39 "Gypsy"; 45; 32 and 38
Disc 3: Dvorak - Piano Trios 1 and 4 "Dumky"

“The Vienna Piano Trio is deeply attuned to the style....they have a Viennese willingness to indulge in sentiment, a rapport that makes the performance feel like a conversation among friends, and a high level of technical precision... they make the moody, folk-flavored 'Dumky' an almost transcendent experience.” Washington Post

“Energy bubbles from the outer movements of the first of Mendelssohn's two trios: it is amassed gradually and cumulatively through biting articulation, springing piano playing and a meticulous balance of voices. Stefan Mendl brings clarity and ever-changing light to the long central song without words, and Wolfgang Redik's violin makes this a midsummer night's dream of a Scherzo. Three stars. --The Times of London

“The Gypsy Trio, No 25, may have been written in and for London, but this ensemble's short, snappy bowing, stomping piano accents and instinctive fluctuations of tempo and pulse in the finale, locate the work in the grape-treading, Romany heart of the Burgenland. The steps of the dance shape and pervade the E-flat Trio, too, in the jaunty rhythms of the opening Allegretto, and the boisterous and cross-accented Allemande of its finale. Among countless delights in these bold performances is the sensitivity to the power of silence, and the short, hushed half-tones within the long-breathed lines of the Andante of the A-major Trio. And, not least, the perceptive understanding and judgement of the shifting qualities of an Allegro which so well supports the structure of the outer movements of the D-major, as well as enabling many a clearly articulated yet fanciful variation in the Gipsy Trio. These recordings are close, sometimes breathy, always thrillingly true.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

“Among countless other delights in these bold and addictive performances is the sensitivity to the power of silence, and the short, hushed half-tones within the long-breathed lines of the Andante of the A major Trio. And, not least, the perceptive understanding and judgement of the shifting qualities of an Allegro which so well supports the structure of the outer movements of the D major, as well as enabling many a clearly articulated yet fanciful variation in the Gipsy Trio.” Gramophone Magazine


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