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Trio Zimmermann - A Retrospective

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Ludwig van Beethoven
Paul Hindemith
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arnold Schoenberg
Franz Schubert
Performer Christian Poltéra
Antoine Tamestit
Frank Peter Zimmermann
Trio Zimmermann
Period Classical
Catalogue Number BIS-2677 SACD
EAN 7318599926773
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

  –  5 discs
Release date May 2022
Total time 334'40

5 SACDs for the price of 3

In 2007 Frank Peter Zimmermann was able to realize his long-cherished dream to establish a string trio, together with Antoine Tamestit and Christian Poltéra. Three individually superb string players do not necessarily add up to a top-flight trio – even if they all play on instruments by Stradivarius, as here – but Trio Zimmermann immediately made a name for itself at international festivals and prestigious concert venues. In 2010 the trio released its first disc &&&– with Mozart's seminal Divertimento – to critical acclaim. (More than 10 years later, that recording was the top recommendation in the Record Review series Building a Library on BBC Radio 3.)

On following offerings, the ensemble explored the later repertoire for string trio: two discs with Beethoven's contributions to the genre, and a third with works by Hindemith and Schoenberg which have garnered distinctions such as Diapason de l’Année, the Chamber Award from BBC Music Magazine and a ‘Jahrespreis’ from the German Record Critics’ Award association. For their fifth disc to date the trio went back in time, however, as the three members together prepared a performing version of Bach's Goldberg Variations, described as ‘a triumph of combined technical ingenuity and musical insight’ in The Strad. These five discs have now been collected into a boxed-set retrospective, offering lovers of chamber music more than 5 hours of glorious music-making, in top-notch sound and including the original booklets with full documentation.
 
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Disc 1
 
  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Goldberg Variations (Clavierübung IV), BWV 988 73'14
01 Aria 4'08
02 Variatio 1. a 1 Clav. 1'48
03 Variatio 2. a 1 Clav. 1'35
04 Variatio 3. Canone all'Unisono. a 1 Clav. 1'49
05 Variatio 4. a 1 Clav. 1'05
06 Variatio 5. a 1 o vero 2 Clav. 1'22
07 Variatio 6. Canone alla Seconda. a 1 Clav. 1'14
08 Variatio 7. a 1 o vero 2 Clav. al tempo di Giga 1'51
09 Variatio 8. a 2 Clav. 1'47
10 Variatio 9. Canone alla Terza. a 1 Clav. 1'29
11 Variatio 10. Fughetta. a 1 Clav. 1'30
12 Variatio 11. a 2 Clav. 2'04
13 Variatio 12. a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quarta in moto contrario 2'13
14 Variatio 13. a 2 Clav. 5'16
15 Variatio 14. a 2 Clav. 2'11
16 Variatio 15. Canone alla Quinta. a 1 Clav. 4'05
17 Variatio 16. Ouverture. a 1 Clav. 2'52
18 Variatio 17. a 2 Clav. 1'45
19 Variatio 18. Canone alla Sesta. a 1 Clav. 1'21
20 Variatio 19. a 1 Clav. 1'20
21 Variatio 20. a 2 Clav. 2'06
22 Variatio 21. Canone alla Settima 2'23
23 Variatio 22. a 1 Clav. alla breve 1'18
24 Variatio 23. a 2 Clav. 1'56
25 Variatio 24. Canone all'Ottava. a 1 Clav. 2'30
26 Variatio 25. a 2 Clav. 7'37
27 Variatio 26. a 2 Clav. 2'02
28 Variatio 27. Canone alla Nona. a 2 Clav. 1'46
29 Variatio 28. a 2 Clav. 2'15
30 Variatio 29. a 1 o vero 2 Clav. 2'13
31 Variatio 30. a 1 Clav. Quodlibet 1'38
32 Aria da capo 2'45
 
 
Disc 2
 
  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  Divertimento in E flat major, K 563 47'51
01 I. Allegro 12'23
02 II. Adagio 11'15
03 III. Menuetto. Allegretto 5'23
04 IV. Andante 7'05
05 V. Menuetto. Allegretto 5'17
06 VI. Allegro 6'28
 
 
  Franz Schubert
07 String Trio in B flat major, D 471 11'31
 
 
Disc 3
 
  Ludwig van Beethoven
  Trio in E flat major for violin, viola and cello, Op.3 40'40
01 I. Allegro con brio 10'26
02 II. Andante 9'24
03 III. Menuetto. Allegretto 3'24
04 IV. Adagio 7'46
05 V. Menuetto. Moderato 3'20
06 VI. Finale. Allegro 6'20
 
  Serenade in D major for violin, viola and cello, Op.8 27'10
07 Marcia. Allegro 2'15
08 Adagio 6'01
09 Menuetto. Allegretto 2'12
10 Adagio - Scherzo 3'57
11 Allegretto alla Polacca 3'22
12 Tema con Variazioni 6'40
13 Marcia. Allegro 2'43
 
 
Disc 4
  String Trio in G major, Op.9 No.1 26'54
01 I. Adagio - Allegro con brio 12'35
02 II. Adagio, ma non tanto, e cantabile 6'39
03 III. Scherzo. Allegro 2'35
04 IV. Presto 5'05
 
  String Trio in D major, Op.9 No.2 21'39
05 String Trio in D major, Op.9 No.2 7'34
06 II. Andante quasi Allegretto 4'40
07 III. Menuetto. Allegro 3'37
08 IV. Rondo. Allegro 5'48
 
  String Trio in C minor, Op.9 No.3 25'12
09 I. Allegro con spirito 9'21
10 II. Adagio con espressione 7'03
11 III. Scherzo. Allegro molto e vivace 2'55
12 IV. Finale. Presto 5'53
 
 
Disc 5
 
  Paul Hindemith
  Trio No.1 for violin, viola and cello, Op.34 19'29
01 I. Toccata. Schnelle Halbe 4'51
02 II. Langsam und mit grosser Ruhe 6'13
03 III. Mässig schnelle Viertel 1'37
04 IV. Fuge 6'48
 
  Trio No.2 for violin, viola and cello 21'54
05 I. Mäßig schnell 7'37
06 II. Lebhaft 6'10
07 III. Langsam - Schnelle Halbe - Langsam - Schnell, wie vorher - Äußerst lebhaft 8'07
 
 
  Arnold Schönberg
  String Trio, Op.45 18'30
08 Part 1 1'51
09 1st Episode 5'16
10 Part 2 3'09
11 2nd Episode 2'32
12 Part 3 5'42
 
  Album total 334'40
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Hindemith, Paul
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Schubert, Franz
Schönberg, Arnold
ViolinZimmermann, Frank Peter
ViolaTamestit, Antoine
CelloPoltéra, Christian
String ensembleTrio Zimmermann

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