Trio di Trieste The Complete Recordings on Deutsche GrammophonTrio di Trieste

The Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon

Deutsche Grammphon, 2004

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The five CDs of this box set briefly tell the story of the Trio di Trieste, the first permanent trio formed in musical history, in 1933, when its three young members (the pianist Dario De Rosa, the violinist Renato Zanettovich and the cellist Libero Lana) still attended the Ateneo Musicale Triestino. The group went on to play for sixty years, with the only replacement of the cellist, who has been Amedeo Baldovino since 1962, and ended its activity with a concert in Siena in 1995. The Trio’s concert activity took place in all the countries of the world and received many awards and recognitions. In some occasions, the Trio was also directed by many important conductors, of whom I will mention only Karl Böhm, Sergiu Celibidache, Carlo Maria Giulini, Vittorio Gui, Raphael Kubelik, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Georg Solti.

In this box set, Deutsche Grammophon brought together the Trio’s most famous repertoire, including Schubert’s Trio n. 99, Ravel’s Trio and Beethoven’s Piano Trio “Archduke”. This is the complete list of compositions:

  1. CD 1: Vivaldi’s Sonata in C minor op. 7 n. 1, RV 83 (1952), Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concerts, arr. per piano di Saint-Saens (1952), Haydn’s “Gypsy” Trio in G major, Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio in D major op. 70 n. 1 and Mozart’s Piano Trio in E major K 542 (1954)
  2. CD 2: Mozart’s Piano Trio B flat major K 502, Beethoven’s Piano Trio “Archduke B flat major op. 97 (1959) e 14 Variations in E flat major op. 44 (1960), Schubert’s Sonata Movement in B flat major, Allegro D 28 (1969)
  3. CD 3: Schubert’s Piano Trio B flat major op. 99 (1959) and Piano Trio E flat major op. 100 (1965) di Schubert
  4. CD 4: Haydn’s Piano Trio in E major (1960), Brahms Piano Trio in B major op. 8 (1967) e Piano Trio in C major op. 87 (1966)
  5. CD 5: Brahms Piano Trio in C minor op. 101 (1966), Schumann’s Piano Trio n. 1 in D minor op. 63(1969), Ravel’s Piano Trio in A minor (1959)
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