Julia Fischer – Mendelssohn: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2 (2006) MCH SACD ISO + DSF DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Julia Fischer – Mendelssohn: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2 (2006)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 58:37 min | Scans + PDF Booklet | 3,11 GB
or DSD64 2.0 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans + PDF Booklet | 1,45 GB
or FLAC Stereo (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans + PDF Booklet | 1,19 GB
DSD Recording | Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | Label: PentaTone # PTC 5186 085

Pentatone has another winner of Mendelssohn’s two piano trios. Their star violinist Julia Fischer is joined by two other major young artists, pianist Jonathan Gilad, and cellist Daniel Müller-Schott in vivid performances of these delightful Mendelssohn works. Wolf Werth and Job Maarse produced this recording which was made in a radio studio in Cologne in February 2006.

It’s official: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy has been rehabilitated. During his lifetime, Mendelssohn was considered the supremely skilled and wonderfully expressive epitome of the early Romantic composer. After his early death, however, Mendelssohn was eclipsed by the late Romantic excesses of Wagner, and then banned by the twentieth century genocidal excesses of the Nazis. But in the final years of the twentieth century, Mendelssohn was at last returned to his rightful position in the Romantic pantheon of composers. How can such things be measured? Simple: by the surfeit of recordings of Mendelssohn’s music, especially of his chamber music. Arguably his most consistently impressive body of work, Mendelssohn’s chamber music exhibits two of his best qualities as a composer: his formal balance and his intense but controlled expressivity. In this 2006 release of Mendelssohn’s piano trios, violinist Julia Fischer, cellist Daniel Müller-Schott, and pianist Jonathan Gilad give both works tremendously persuasive performances. Although each young player is a virtuoso with his/her own solo careers, the performances here are amazingly cohesive – check out the Second Trio’s elfin Scherzo – and obviously affectionate – check out the First Trio’s lyric Andante con moto tranquillo. While many listeners will already have their favorite performances of the trios, listeners who begin exploring Mendelssohn’s chamber music with this disc by Fischer, Müller-Schott, and Gilad’s piano trios will not go wrong. PenaTone’s super audio sound is so transparent it doesn’t exist – only the sound of the instruments exists.


01. Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 – Molto allegro agitato
02. Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 – Andante con moto tranquillo
03. Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 – Scherzo – Leggiero e vivace
04. Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 – Finale – Allegro assai appassionato
05. Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 – Allegro energico e con fuoco
06. Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 – Andante espressivo
07. Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 – Scherzo – Molto allegro quasi presto
08. Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 – Finale – Allegro appassionato

Julia Fischer – violin
Daniel Müller-Schott – cello
Jonathan Gilad – piano

Produced by Job Maarse. Balance Engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen. Engineered & Edited by Sebastian Stein.
Recorded on February 14-16, 2006 at Deutschlandfunk Sendesaal, Cologne, Germany.










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