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  Dvorak: The Piano Trios - Guarneri Trio Prague
  Dvorak: Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat Op. 21, Piano Trio No. 2 in G minor Op. 26, Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor Op. 65, Dumky for Piano Trio Op. 90

Guarneri Trio Prague
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  Classical - Chamber
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Review by JJ May 8, 2009 (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
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Here united on two SACDs recorded in pure DSD are Antonin Dvorak’s complete piano trios, namely Opus 21, 26, 65 and Opus 90, the famous “Dumky” Trio. Composed over a period of more than fifteen years, these works offer a palette of expression that is both intense and deep. For, as Pierre-Emile Barbier, the great specialist in Czech music, so rightly states, “Antonin Dvorak was an abundant composer, both in his melodic invention and in the number of scores written for the different instrumental genres esteemed in the romantic era, largely dominated by the models of German music. His output, covering stage or religious works, symphonic, choral, vocal, instrumental and chamber music, has really only been discovered in the West since the last world war, thanks to the work of the Czech musicologist Jarmil Burghauser.” The Guarneri Trio Prague allows its natural fiber to vibrate by giving these scores a vision that is fully realized. Under their bows every color metamorphoses into vital inspiration of exceptional expression. In perfect instrumental balance, their musical discourse blossoms into a flower of masterful ardor and human feeling that is of undeniable universality. The Czech composer that emerges is like a unique presence, the incarnation of a forgotten nostalgia. The Guarneri Trio Prague here offers us, with finesse, poetry and subtlety, a benchmark SACD of these admirable pages. Under these conditions it is urgent to rediscover them.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Works: 4  

Antonin Dvorak - Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat, B. 51 Op. 21
Antonin Dvorak - Piano Trio No. 2 in G minor, B. 56 Op. 26
Antonin Dvorak - Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor, B. 130 Op. 65
Antonin Dvorak - Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, B. 166 Op. 90 "Dumky"