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Beaux Arts Trio

Ravel: Piano Trio; Introduction et Allegro; String Quartet (CD)

Three of Ravel’s chamber works, none currently available in the catalogue, all coupled at budget price. The Beaux Arts’ magnificent, full-throttle reading of the Piano Trio is their most recent (1983) recording of this work. The Carmirelli Quartet recorded for Decca in the 1950s and theirs is a demure reading of the String Quartet. Eduard van Beinum fans will rejoice in the issue, for the first time on CD, of the Introduction et Allegro, featuring the Concertgebouw’s long-time harpist, Phia Berghout. Recorded in 1952, it was originally released on a Decca EP.

Piano Trio in A minor
Beaux Arts Trio

Introduction et Allegro
Phi Berghout, harp
Chamber Music Society of Amsterdam
Eduard van Beinum

String Quartet in F major
Carmirelli Quartet
Pina Carmirelli, violin I
Montserrat Cervera, violin II
Luigi Sagrati, viola
Arturo Bonucci, cello