—He is doing the best he can. -Oscar Wilde
Starting with the earliest piano trios from Joseph Haydn, Bill will present the best of chamber music that includes the piano— piano trios, quartets, quintets, and more. The piano is a versatile instrument in the chamber music world. Pianists can be members of an established group or featured guests, and composers add them to compositions as the “glue” that joins instruments together. Mozart, Dvôrák, and Brahms all wrote chamber music and then played “musical chairs” to fill the empty seat to join in on the fun. Chamber music written to include the piano continues through the 20th century with Bartok and Messiaen, and on to today with Joan Tower and her colleagues. Bill just touches the surface of this world, and will return to it in the future, so please, take care of our piano players!
Haydn: Piano Trio No. 9 in A Major
Manhot, pf.; Manze, v.; Ter Linden, vc.
Haydn: Piano Trio Op. 73 No. 2, Gypsy Rondo, I & II
Thibaud, v.; Casals, vc; Cortot, p.
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493, I
Serkin, p.; Schneider, v.; Tree, vla.; Soyer, vc.
Beethoven: Piano Trio in D maj, Op. 70 No. 1, Ghost, I
Stern, v.; Rose, vc; Istomin, p.
Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 6 in B-flat major, Op. 97, Archduke, I
Ashkenazy, p.; Perlman, v.; Harrell, vc.
EMI 47010 2
Schubert: Trio in E-flat, Op. 100, D. 929, I & II
Beaux Arts Trio
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44
Emerson String Quartet; Pressler, p.
Brahms: Piano Quartet in c minor, Op. 60, III
Heifetz, v.; Schonbach, vla.; Piatigorsky, vc.; Lateiner, p.;
Brahms: Trio for Clarinet, Op.114, III & IV
Collins, cl.; Isserlis, vc.; Hough, p.
Brahms: Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 40
Bloom, hn.; Tree, v.; Serkin, p.
Brahms: Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34, I (complete) & IV (excerpt)
The Cleveland Quartet; Ax, p.
Dvorák: Trio for Piano and Strings No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90/B 166, Dumky
Ma, vc.; Kim, v.; Ax, p.
Ravel: Trio for Piano, Violin & Violoncello
Thibaudet, p.; Bell, v.; Isserlis, vc.
Messiaen: Liturgie de crystal fr. Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps
Meyer, cl.; Wang, vc.; Chung, p.; Shaham, v.
DG 469 052-2
Bartók: Verbunkos (Recruiting Dance) fr. Contrasts
Goodman, cl.; Szigeti, v.; Bartók, p.
Copland: Sextet, I
Julliard Quartet; Wright, cl.; Copland, p.
Stravinsky: Septet, I
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
DG 2530 551
Cedille 90000 067