Briggs Piano Trio – Gal, Shostakovich Piano Trios (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Briggs Piano Trio – Gál, Shostakovich Piano Trios (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:02:56 minutes | 1,14 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Avie Records

Continuing AVIE’s acclaimed and influential series of recordings of the music of Austrian émigré Hans Gál, this latest release brings together two of today’s most eminent Gál interpreters, Sarah Beth Briggs and Kenneth Woods with violin virtuoso David Juritz for a recording of Gál’s breathtakingly lyrical Piano Trio in E major and his witty Variations on a Popular Viennese Tune. Gál’s music and destiny was shaped by war and political upheaval, as was that of Dmitri Shostakovich, whose Piano Trio in E minor, one of the monuments of 20th century chamber music, is a harrowing souvenir of the times in which it was written.

1. Piano Trio in E Major, Op. 18: I. Tranquillo ma con moto (11:57)
2. Piano Trio in E Major, Op. 18: II. Allegro violento (05:42)
3. Piano Trio in E Major, Op. 18 : III. Adagio mesto (11:01)
4. Variationen über eine Wiener Heurigenmelodie, Op. 9 (07:10)
5. Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67: I. Andante (07:35)
6. Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67 : II. Allegro con brio (03:06)
7. Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67 : III. Largo (05:15)
8. Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67 : IV. Allegretto (11:10)

Briggs Piano Trio:
Sarah Beth Briggs, piano
David Juritz, violin
Kenneth Woods, cello

Recorded 11-13 March 2018 at Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, UK
Produced, engineered and edited by Simon Fox-Gál