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Name: James N. Rogers
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 00:40:19
Text: K.563, the trio for violin, viola, and cello, is a superb
work and a standout among several masterpieces of Mozart's last
"period." The melodic inspiration and the contapuntal interplay
among the three instrument sare equaled in only a few of Mozart's
quartets and quintets, yet Mozart brought it off, in six movements,
with three, not four or five instruments. I've heard almost all of
the recordings (and two live performances), but none equal the
poignant yet vigorous performance of the Trio a Cordes Francais
(Nonesuch LP H-71102; not yet transferred to CD, as far as I know).
Anyone who knows and loves Mozart's "Haydn" quartets and his last
four quartets, but doesn't know this trio, with its superb writing
for the three instruments, has a very great treat in store. The
Philips version by the Grumieux Trio is very good. Avoid Kremer,
Kashkashian, and Yoyo. Happy listening!
Name: mike goldsby
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 03:13:42
Text: I happened to hear a performance of this work on the radio.
It was one of the best performances of anything I've ever heard.
The musicians were Josef Suk, violin, Lillian Suk, viola, and what
sounded like Jean Tertelier, cello. It must have been a recording
of a live performance, since there was applause at the end. Does
anything know anything about this performance, or know of any
recordings by these musicians together?
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