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Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 2 - Piano Trio No. 5 "Ghost Trio"

Storioni Trio

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Piano Trio No. 2 in G Major, Op. 1, No. 2  
I. Adagio - Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Storioni Trio
II. Largo con espressione
Ludwig van Beethoven; Storioni Trio
III. Scherzo (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Storioni Trio
IV. Finale (Presto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Storioni Trio
Piano Trio No. 5 in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, "Ghost"  
I. Allegro vivace e con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Storioni Trio
II. Largo assai ed espressivo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Storioni Trio
III. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Storioni Trio
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    60:59
"Four Stars ... (a) splendid disc of Beethoven ..."
-Audiophile Audition

"So many enticing details abound in the G Major Trio: you can't go wrong with the present recording ... sonic and interpretive virtues warrant strong consideration."
- ClassicsToday.com

"To say that these performances impress more for their refinement than their intensity is not to imply that the playing is in any way underpowered or underinterpreted ... there’s a wonderful lightness and cheer in play through much of this disc ... a most impressive calling card for the Storioni Trio. PentaTone’s sonics, as usual, are absolutely free of distortion, constriction or glare ..."
- Fanfare

The Storioni Trio from The Netherlands offers a wide range of works for piano trio with a fresh, young perspective, specializing in Beethoven and the triple concerto repertoire. This album, the ensemble's international recording debut, includes one of Beethoven's best known piano trios, the Fifth or Ghost trio, named for its spooky slow movement.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recorded: Eindhoven, Muziekcentrum Frits Philips, The Netherlands, 9/2004
Producer: Wilhelm Hellweg
Balance engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen
Recording engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: Schoeps MK 2, DPA 4006 &DPA 4011 with Polyhymnia microphone buffer electronics.
Microphone pre-amps: ustom build by Polyhymnia International BV and outputs directly connected to Meitner DSD AD converter.
DSD recording, editing and mixing: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies 5.0
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers.
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul.

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