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Fournier, Janigro and Badura-Skoda play Beethoven
Westminster classical LP recording remastered for finest sound quality
However, if the third, slow movement had been taken here at the same pace as the earlier recording a further minute could have been added to the duration here - clearly the trio felt no need to use their extra time needlessly!
I've chosen to highlight with our free download here the final movement, where Fournier, Janigro and Badura-Skoda begin with a sense of real jollity so clear that you can definitely hear them smiling at each other as they play!
Once again I'm glad to report an excellent job of restoration by Peter Harrison, who seems to do the impossible and raise the bar every month on what can be achieved from these 1950's mono recordings. Take a listen and you'll hear a superb recording, wonderfully played, and not a hint that it's 54 years old.
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No 7 in B flat, Op. 97, "Archduke"
Recorded 15-30 October 1951, Konzerthaus, Mozart-Saal, Vienna
Released as Westminster WL5131 & XWN18270
Jean Fournier, violin
Paul Badura-Skoda, piano
Antonio Janigro, cello