Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Trios Jacques Thibaud String Trio
- Wolfang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Divertimento in E-Flat Major, K. 563 ('Di sei Pezzi'):
- 1Divertimento in E-Flat Major, K. 563 ('Di sei Pezzi'): I. Allegro09:08
- 2Divertimento in E-Flat Major, K. 563 ('Di sei Pezzi'): II. Adagio09:10
- 3Divertimento in E-Flat Major, K. 563 ('Di sei Pezzi'): III. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio06:13
- 4Divertimento in E-Flat Major, K. 563 ('Di sei Pezzi'): IV. Andante07:28
- 5Divertimento in E-Flat Major, K. 563 ('Di sei Pezzi'): V. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio I - Trio II05:29
- 6Divertimento in E-Flat Major, K. 563 ('Di sei Pezzi'): VI. Allegro07:02
- 7Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 1 in D Minor: Adagio04:00
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 1 in D Minor:
- 8Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 1 in D Minor: Fuga. Andante Cantabile (After J.S. Bach's BWV 853,8)05:08
- Wolfang Amadeus Mozart: Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 2 in G Minor:
- 9Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 2 in G Minor: Adagio03:20
- Johann Sebastian Bach: Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 2 in G Minor:
- 10Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 2 in G Minor: Fuga. Allegro (After J.S. Bach's BWV 883,14)03:09
- Wolfang Amadeus Mozart: Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 3 in F Major:
- 11Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 3 in F Major: Adagio02:58
- Johann Sebastian Bach: Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 3 in F Major:
- 12Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 3 in F Major: Fuga. Vivace (After J.S. Bach's BWV 882,13)02:35
- Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 4 in F Major:
- 13Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 4 in F Major: Adagio03:07
- 14Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 4 in F Major: Fuga. Allegro (After J.S. Bach's BWV 1080)06:13
- Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 5 in E-Flat Major:
- 15Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 5 in E-Flat Major: Largo03:12
- 16Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 5 in E-Flat Major: Fuga. Moderato (After J.S. Bach's BWV 526)03:48
- Wolfang Amadeus Mozart: Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 6 in F Minor:
- 17Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 6 in F Minor: Adagio04:17
- Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (171 - 1784): Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 6 in F Minor:
- 18Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a - No. 6 in F Minor: Fuga (After W.F. Bach's F.31 No. 8)03:24
- Wolfang Amadeus Mozart: String Trio in G Major, K. Anh. 66 / K. 562e (Fragment):
- 19String Trio in G Major, K. Anh. 66 / K. 562e (Fragment): I. Allegro04:11
Info for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Trios
The complete Mozart works for string trio in a new recording with the Jacques Thibaud String Trio: alongside the well-known Divertimento, K. 563, this album contains the Six Preludes and Fugues, K. 404a, as well as the fragment K. Anh. 66. This fragment and the Prelude and Fugue, K. 404a, No. 6 in F minor.
The Preludes and Fugues are unique documents of Mozart's study of Bach's œuvre. They contain three fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier, one fugue each from The Art of Fugue and an organ sonata, as well as one fugue by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. Four of the preludes are probably Mozart's own, whilst two are from Bach's trio sonatas for organ. Mozart produced his arrangements for private Sunday gatherings at the home of Baron van Swieten, where he would play the viola part. Mozart's study of the "old masters" would prove an important influence on his later compositions.
The six-movement Divertimento, K. 563, of 1788 is considered as the string trio par excellence. It is chamber music of the highest order, with rich harmonies and elaborately crafted counterpoint. Here, Mozart makes greater technical demands on the performers than in his violin concertos or his Sinfonia concertante, K. 364, for violin, viola and orchestra. In his three-part writing, Mozart reaches astonishing depths, with double stops at times imitating the sound of a quartet. All three string instruments are treated completely equally, each in turn taking the lead; the viola and cello are given especially rewarding melodic lines. This magnificent work condenses the entire potential of string trio playing into a 50-minute late Mozartian experience.
Jacques Thibaud String Trio
Jacques Thibaud String Trio
Burkhard Maiß, Bogdan Jianu and Andrei Banciu have been playing together since 2002 when Andrei Banciu started concertizing with the Jacques Thibaud String Trio.
After playing the piano quartet repertory together for so many years it seemed to be natural to concertize as a piano trio and spend more time with the great trios by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and many others, combining them in their programms with string trios and piano quartets.
The founders of the ensemble Burkhard Maiß, Bogdan Jianu and Andrei Banciu have all established their reputations through successful performances throughout Europe, Asia, Scandinavia, South America, the United States and Canada. They could be heard in such famous venues as the Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, the Mozarteum, Maison de Radio France and the Berlin Philharmonie.
As inspiration, the musicians have chosen the name of the French violinist Jacques Thibaud, who, beside his career as soloist was a world-famous chamber musician who next to traditional works, premiered many new and unknown compositions. He performed, for example, the now famous works of Debussy and Szymanovsky, working closely together with the composers.
Prize-winners in the prestigious 1999 Bonn Chamber Music Competition, the Jacques Thibaud String Trio was founded at the Berlin School of Art in 1994. Since then, the ensemble has performed throughout Europe, Japan and North America, receiving tremendous acclaim from audiences and critics alike.
Calling their playing “spontaneous and commanding,” the New York Times said, “this could be the first string trio in some time to have a major career.”
In December 2005, the trio gave five performances in San Francisco and other west coast cities of Mozart's rare, unfinished Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola, Cello and Orchestra with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.
With their charm, youthful exuberance and astounding virtuosity, the Trio has delighted audiences of all ages in large and small venues. In the U.S., they have appeared at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, New York City’s Frick Collection (twice), Washington DC’s National Gallery, hundreds of other venues including Stanford University, the Caramoor Festival, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and cities including Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Milwaukee, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Memphis, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Tucson, Salt Lake City and Honolulu. As Ensemble-in-Residence at the 2001 Florida International Festival, they drew an audience of over two thousand to their final concert. They have also given successful residencies in a settings ranging from conservatories to music camps to an Indian reservation in Arizona.
Internationally, the Trio has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, throughout Germany, in major Japanese cities on several tours, and at some of Europe’s most prestigious festivals including Belgium’s Musica Mundi, Gidon Kremer’s Echternach Festival in Luxembourg, and Denmark’s Roskilde Schubert Festival.
In 2009 they played a gala –concert for the German embassy in Paris at Palais Beauharnais in Paris.
Recent performances included concerts in Germany (Berlin) , Belgium and Netherlands (Amsterdam.)
The trio consists of Burkhard Maiss, Hannah Strijbos and Bogdan Jianu.