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Piano Trio in G minor, Op 8
composer
1828

Recordings
'Chopin: Chamber Music' (CDH55384)
Chopin: Chamber Music
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55384  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Chopin: The Complete Works' (CDS44351/66)
Chopin: The Complete Works
Buy by post £50.00 CDS44351/66  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
Details
Movement 1: Allegro con fuoco
Track 7 on CDH55384 [7'49] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 7 on CDS44351/66 CD15 [7'49] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 2: Scherzo: Con moto, ma non troppo
Track 8 on CDH55384 [7'22] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 8 on CDS44351/66 CD15 [7'22] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 3: Adagio sostenuto
Track 9 on CDH55384 [6'12] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 9 on CDS44351/66 CD15 [6'12] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Movement 4: Finale: Allegretto
Track 10 on CDH55384 [5'10] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 10 on CDS44351/66 CD15 [5'10] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Piano Trio in G minor, Op 8
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The Piano Trio in G minor Op 8 was composed in 1828, for private performance at ‘Antonin’, the home of Prince Radziwill. This is Chopin’s only example of writing for the violin, and it shows a surprising lack of flair (in the first movement, for instance, the violinist rarely moves out of first position). It is a genial work in four movements (Allegro con fuoco, Scherzo, Adagio sostenuto and an Allegretto finale) but there is little of the interplay between the three instruments of the kind that makes the trios of Beethoven, Schubert and Hummel such a delight. Chopin seems hampered by the confines of classical procedures, working ideas through dutifully rather than with individuality and imagination, though various commentators have praised the Trio as ‘one of the most perfect and, unfortunately, most neglected of Chopin’s works’ (Charles Willeby) and wondered why ‘so graceful and winning a piece is not more of a staple in the concert hall’ (Emanuel Ax).

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2010

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Details for CDH55384 track 10
Finale: Allegretto
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-36510
Duration
5'10
Recording date
28 July 2000
Recording venue
Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, USA
Recording producer
Adam Abeshouse
Recording engineer
Adam Abeshouse
Hyperion usage
  1. Chopin: Chamber Music (CDH55384)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: January 2010
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
  2. Chopin: The Complete Works (CDS44351/66)
    Disc 15 Track 10
    Release date: November 2008
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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