Beaux Arts Trio – Complete Philips Recordings 60 Cd Boxset
Label: Decca – 4788225
Format: 60 × CD, Deluxe Edition
Founded 60 years ago by Menahem Pressler, Daniel Guilet and Bernard Greenhouse, the Beaux Arts Trio performed and recorded exclusively for Philips Classics until 1995. Celebrated for their outstanding chamber-music qualities, the Beaux Arts are one of the greatest ensembles in the history of recorded music. This special 60CD box set includes their extensive discography on Philips Classics and encompasses almost the entire piano trio literature.
60CD box with hinged lid (as Mercury Living Presence)
Extensive booklet with a reappraisal by Tully Potter & a quote from Menahem Pressler
COMPREHENSIVE & AUTHORITATIVE
The set features the complete piano trios of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Dvo ák. Other highlights include the Trio s much admired recordings of Beethoven s Triple Concerto and trios by Ravel, Chopin, Korngold and Rachmaninov.
The Trio's recordings have brought several coveted awards, including the Prix Mondial du Disque, three Grand Prix du Disques, the Union de la Presse Musicale Belge Caecilia Award, the Gramophone Record of the Year, and the Stereo Review Record of the Year Award.
Notably, their set of the complete Haydn piano trios received the Recording of the Year at the 1979 Gramophone Awards, and in 1998 Menahem Presler received Gramophone's Lifetime Achievement Award.
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