Julia Fischer / Daniel Müller-Schott / Jonathan Gilad -《孟德尔颂 钢琴三重奏》(Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2)[FLAC]
★法国Monde de La Musique杂誌大奖
2004年，茱莉亚‧费雪在PentaTone Classics旗下录制首张个人专辑「俄罗斯小提琴协奏曲辑 (PTC5186059)」，发行之后大获好评，并获得留声机杂誌2005年一月号的「编辑严选专辑Editor’s Choice」，也入选美国TAS发烧天碟。自此茱莉亚在演奏舞台之外，展开一帆风顺的录音工作。到2010年为止，她在PentaTone已发行十张录音，曲目包括巴哈、莫札特、孟德尔颂、舒伯特、布拉姆斯和柴可夫斯基等作品，可说是张张精采，同时获得乐迷和乐评的青睞。
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Julia Fischer / Daniel Müller-Schott / Jonathan Gilad - Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2
Catalog#: PTC 5186 085
Format: CD, Album
This has to be one of the best discs of chamber music making I have ever heard and certainly one of the best recorded. Right from the moment that Daniel Müller-Schott opens the D minor trio one sense that this is really very special and the following entrances from Jonathan Gilad and Julia Fischer only confirm that feeling; despite all three being concert soloists in their own right, this is a real meeting of minds. This is playing that makes one sit up and take notice for all the right reasons; it certainly completely eclipses all other versions of this wonderful music I have heard.
The opening tempo of the D minor trio is perfectly judged, not too quick to rob the music of its inherent lyrical nature nor lacking in drama in the more heated moments, and the balance that the trio and PentaTone achieve is a marvel to behold - only live have I heard such a natural blend of instruments before today. In the Andante, such is the beauty and restrained passion of the playing that this music really tugs at the heart strings - it becomes a true song without words here. From this moment of rapt bliss, we are transported into the quicksilver world of the Scherzo and seldom can this have been played with such delicacy or vivaciousness; Gilad really shines with his self-effacing virtuosity here. As the twinkling piano part of the Scherzo fades in the memory, the drama of the opening movement returns in the Finale but without such gorgeous lyricism; this movement not only taxes the performers but unless it is well characterised it can be taxing for the listener too - not that there are any concerns here.
The C minor trio is equally successful and enjoys just as sensational playing as the earlier trio. The opening figuration's are built naturally to the climaxes and the players make magic out of seemingly less promising musical material than what opens the D minor trio which is then handed over beautifully to the glorious melody when it finally arrives. As in the earlier trio, the Andante provides balm for the senses and, after such an electrifying first movement, it is very much needed! A bustling Scherzo then provides Gilad to demonstrate his superb technique again but this time the notes are much more evenly spread out so Fischer & Muller-Schott also have a chance to shine here and they take this with both hands. As in earlier movements, the C minor trio places slightly emphasis on the pianist than in the D minor trio and the Finale is no exception; all three protagonists are called on to provide lyricism and virtuosity that is audibly facile which this team come up with ease. A wonderful conclusion to a great disc.
The recording, as we have come to expect, is excellent but I feel that this sets a new standard for PentaTone; rarely has any chamber music sounded so lifelike. Fortunately, this quality reflects the quality of the playing and the feeling is recalled of when I first heard MCH but I am now regularly "immersed" in beauty, so this is really something very special indeed (6 stars out of 5 would not be exaggerating the quality of either performance or recording!) Whilst the total playing is just shy of one hour - the pleasure lingers in the mind for a great deal longer (that's assuming that you can resist the temptation to start all over again).
Without a doubt, this is the best chamber playing I have heard all year and I cannot see how anyone would fail to warm to this music when given such loving performances as here which is complemented by the sensational recording. Tremendously exciting! Do not hesitate - buy this for yourself and anyone you know who loves chamber music as, even in "plain" stereo or (dare I say it) RBCD, you & they will surely love it as much as I do. John Broggio @ SA-CD.net
[-] by James Leonard
It's official: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy has been rehabilitated. During his lifetime, Mendelssohn was considered the supremely skilled and wonderfully expressive epitome of the early Romantic composer. After his early death, however, Mendelssohn was eclipsed by the late Romantic excesses of Wagner, and then banned by the twentieth century genocidal excesses of the Nazis. But in the final years of the twentieth century, Mendelssohn was at last returned to his rightful position in the Romantic pantheon of composers. How can such things be measured? Simple: by the surfeit of recordings of Mendelssohn's music, especially of his chamber music. Arguably his most consistently impressive body of work, Mendelssohn's chamber music exhibits two of his best qualities as a composer: his formal balance and his intense but controlled expressivity. In this 2006 release of Mendelssohn's piano trios, violinist Julia Fischer, cellist Daniel Müller-Schott, and pianist Jonathan Gilad give both works tremendously persuasive performances. Although each young player is a virtuoso with his/her own solo careers, the performances here are amazingly cohesive -- check out the Second Trio's elfin Scherzo -- and obviously affectionate -- check out the First Trio's lyric Andante con moto tranquillo. While many listeners will already have their favorite performances of the trios, listeners who begin exploring Mendelssohn's chamber music with this disc by Fischer, Müller-Schott, and Gilad's piano trios will not go wrong. PenaTone's super audio sound is so transparent it doesn't exist -- only the sound of the instruments exists.
Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 (1839)
1. Molto Allegro Agitato 9:34
2. Andante Con Moto Tranquillo 6:56
3. Scherzo-Leggiero E Vivace 3:30
4. Finale-Allegro Assai Appassionato 8:20
Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 (1846)
5. Allegro Energico E Con Fuoco 10:32
6. Andante Espressivo 8:17
7. Scherzo-Molto Allegro Quasi Presto 3:26
8. Finale-Allegro Appassionato 7:57