Turina: Piano Trio No. 1 - Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 6
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|Turina: Piano Trio No. 1 - Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 6
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In this recording, Trio Fontenay plays Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 35 by the Spanish pianist and composer Joaquin Turina from the year 1926 - a piece previously unrecorded by the Trio. Together with Manuel de Falla, Turina is held as the most outstanding representative of the modern Spanish school, which was motivated by French Impressionism, but in its melody, however, is attached to the folk music of Andalusia.
The second part of the concert includes Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70 No. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Carl Czerny, composer and student of Beethoven, says of this work, "This trio is no less great or original than its successor (Trio D-major, Op. 70 No. 1), but it is of a very different, less serious character." The Trio in E-flat Major was composed during the summer of 1808, immediately after the Sixth Symphony. Beethoven expands his realm of expression here in two somewhat opposing directions: both in a seemingly romantically tonal colourfulness, and towards the inclusion of classic stylistic elements by means of a stricter introduction.
Michael Mucke plays a violin from Gaspare Lorenzini (Piacenza 1780); Jens Peter Maintz plays a Violoncello from Vincenzo Rugeri (1696).