Trio Jean Paul – Haydn: Piano Trios (2015) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Trio Jean Paul – Haydn: Piano Trios (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz  | Time – 01:05:44 minutes | 636 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © CAvi-music

C – D – E – F#. The keys of the four Haydn trios on this disc form an ascending progression corresponding to the tritone, regarded since the Middle Ages as the most dissonant interval of all. The octave, conversely, has been regarded since ancient times as a symbol of divine unity and purity. The tritone divides the octave into two exact halves, thus destroying that unity – which is why it is also known as the diabolus in musica.

To call Haydn’s music “diabolic” would be stretching the analogy too far. Nonetheless, in its hovering, unstable quality requiring resolution in opposite directions, the tritone can illustrate one of the most marked traits we find in this composer’s output. His music is known for its typical element of surprise: Haydn indeed managed to foil the well-educated expectations of 18th century audiences quite consistently. He must often have felt a quasi-diabolical pleasure in perturbing his listeners with different kinds of jolts, constantly varied and renewed. Even in the “pure” area of musical conversation – e.g. chamber music – Haydn stood apart from other composers thanks to his witty sense of humour, his knack for inserting the most fitting punchline at exactly the right moment. No other composer of Vienna Classicism possessed Haydn’s unique, infallible anticipation of what the listener’s emotional state would be like at any given moment, foiling expectations and bringing them out of balance with a decisive kick in the shins. …

Tracklist:
Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
01. Piano Trio in C Major, Hob.XV:27: I. Allegro
02. Piano Trio in C Major, Hob.XV:27: II. Andante
03. Piano Trio in C Major, Hob.XV:27: III. Presto
04. Piano Trio in D Minor, Hob.XV:23: I. Molto Andante
05. Piano Trio in D Minor, Hob.XV:23: II. Adagio ma non troppo
06. Piano Trio in D Minor, Hob.XV:23: III. Finale. Vivace
07. Piano Trio in E Minor, Hob.XV:12: I. Allegro moderato
08. Piano Trio in E Minor, Hob.XV:12: II. Andante
09. Piano Trio in E Minor, Hob.XV:12: III. Rondo. Presto
10. Piano Trio in F Sharp Minor, Hob.XV:26: I. Allegro
11. Piano Trio in F Sharp Minor, Hob.XV:26: II. Adagio
12. Piano Trio in F Sharp Minor, Hob.XV:26: III. Tempo di Menuet

Personnel:
Eckart Heiligers, piano
Ulf Schneider, violin
Martin Löhr, cello
Recorded in March 2013 at WDR Koeln in Klaus von Bismarck Saal
Produced, editing and mastering by Stephan Schmidt
Engineered by Christoph Gronartz
Executive Producer: Bernhard Wallerius, WDR

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