Beethoven for Three: Symphonies arranged for piano trio – No.2/Ferdinand Ries & No.5/Colin Matthews – Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos & Yo-Yo Ma on Sony Classical.

The Second Symphony is arranged by Ferdinand Ries (1784-1838), pupil of and secretary to Beethoven, and a prolific composer in his own right. Opus 36 transcribes well, whether the propulsive outer movements or the highlight that is the lyrical serenade-like slow one. Overall Messrs Ax, Kavakos & Ma are ideal of tempo and genial interaction; … Continue reading Beethoven for Three: Symphonies arranged for piano trio – No.2/Ferdinand Ries & No.5/Colin Matthews – Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos & Yo-Yo Ma on Sony Classical.