Chung Trio play Tchaikovsky and Beethoven | Australian Eloquence ELQ4822085

Chung Trio play Tchaikovsky and Beethoven


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Label: Australian Eloquence

Cat No: ELQ4822085

Barcode: 0028948220854

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 30th October 2015



This 2CD set brings together the Tchaikovsky recordings made individually by the three members of the Chung Trio - all, of course, outstanding musicians in their own right. All are partnered by Charles Dutoit, and the recordings of the Piano Concerto and the Rococo Variations appear internationally on CD for the first time.

Myung-Whun Chung is featured in the dual roles of conductor and pianist in the recording of Beethoven's 'Triple' Concerto.

Most parents will assert that siblings do not always play well together, but classical music gives many examples to the contrary. Although violinist Yehudi Menuhin was the most famous member of his family, he performed and made several recordings with his sisters, Hephzibah and Yaltah, both pianists. (Pianist Marcel Ciampi, who taught both sisters, remarked that their mother's womb 'was a veritable conservatory'.)

'in a consistently refreshing and poetic reading of a warhorse concerto [Myung-Whun Chung] shows that his keyboard technique is as formidable as when he was a prizewinner in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow... The power of the playing is never in doubt... the central prestissimo [in the second movement] has rarely been recorded with a more genuine pianissimo. The finale sparkles' - (Piano Concerto) Gramophone (March 1981)

'... an exquisitely beautiful account of the loveliest variation of all, the Andante sotenuto' - (Rococo Variations) Gramophone (March 1981).

'exuberant... Chung adds even more fizz to the Tchaikovsky than she did on her glowing version with Prevn right at the beginning of her career' - (Violin Concerto) Gramophone (December 1983)

'The Chungs make a characterful trio and give a very fine account of the Triple Concerto which conveys a feeling of spontaneous chamber-playing, with the finale taken thrillingly fast, with sparkling results' - Penguin Guide to Compact Discs (2005)

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