Trio Santoliquido's Delightful Beethoven
XR-Remastered for finest sound quality
By the time this recording was issued, great strides in recording technology had taken place, and the rather hit-and-miss vinyl pressings of the early 1950's were largely a thing of the past.
This makes it much easier for the restoration engineer to produce excellent results, especially from a near-mint copy of the LP as used here. That said, the original sound had a boxiness to it which the XR remastering process has largely eradicated, and at times the listener may be aware of the very slightest peak distortion on loud and high piano notes.
String tones are clear and vibrant, the piano tone warm and rich, and the playing simply divine!
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat, Op. 97, "Archduke"
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat, Op. 11, "Gassenhauer"
Recorded 29 June, 1952, (No. 4) and 1957 (No. 7), Beethovensaal, Hannover
Released as Musical Masterpiece Society LP MMS-2140
Ornella Puliti Santoliquido, piano
Arrigo Pelliccia, violin
Massimo Amfitheatrof, cello