TRIO SANTOLIQUIDO Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 (1953) - PACM038

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TRIO SANTOLIQUIDO Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 (1953) - PACM038

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Overview

MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 49
Recorded 16-21 September, 1953, Beethovensaal, Hannover
Duration 29:11

Ornella Puliti Santoliquido, piano
Arrigo Pelliccia,
violin
Massimo Amfitheatrof,
cello


This set contains the following albums:

Trio Santoliquido's delightful Mendelssohn

Remastered for finest sound quality


Still firmly installed in Leipzig, this first of Mendelssohn's two mature Piano Trios (there was a very early Piano Trio written in childhood) was completed in July, 1839, and given its first performance in the autumn concert season there in an otherwise relatively quiet year for composition (an overture, some organ fugues, partsongs and a psalm setting also date from 1839).

The first Trio was an instant success - vigorous and tuneful, it is, in the words of Philip Radcliffe: "very grateful to play"; if at times the material is not quite strong enough for its treatment in the outer movements, the andante and scherzo are both particularly effective - the latter positively sparkles.

Mendelssohn returned to the form six years later, and perhaps his second Piano Trio has the slight edge over the first overall; nevertheless both are particularly attractive pieces.

The rather wonderful recording offered here was made by Trio Santoliquido, whose superb recordings of three Beethoven Piano Trios were among the first set of releases (alongside Mendelssohn's Elijah) remastered in 2005 for the Divine Art Historic Sound label by Andrew Rose at Pristine Audio.

Andrew Rose


MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 49
Recorded 16-21 September, 1953, Beethovensaal, Hannover
Released as Deustche Grammophon 16107 LP
Duration 29:11

Ornella Puliti Santoliquido, piano
Arrigo Pelliccia,
violin
Massimo Amfitheatrof,
cello