Beaux Arts Trio

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Beaux Arts Trio in 1980

The Beaux Arts Trio was a noted piano trio, celebrated for their vivacity, emotional depth and wide-ranging repertoire. They made their debut on 13th July, 1955, at the Berkshire Music Festival, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA, known today as the Tanglewood Music Center. Their final American concert was held at Tanglewood on August 21, 2008. It was webcast live and archived on NPR Music.[1] Their final concert was in Lucerne, Switzerland on 6th September, 2008.

The Beaux Arts Trio recorded the entire standard piano trio repertoire. In 2005, the trio celebrated its 50th anniversary with two special CD issues, one featuring their most popular releases through their long years of recording (released by Philips Records), and the other an anniversary collection of new music (released by Warner Records). Throughout its existence, the trio was held together by the founding member, pianist Menahem Pressler. The original members of the trio when it was founded in 1955 were:[2]

The violin and cello members changed on a number of occasions, with later members including:

In July 2015, Decca Classics released a 60-CD box set to mark their 60th Anniversary.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huizenga, Tom (19 August 2008). "Beaux Arts Trio Bids Farewell At Tanglewood". NPR Music. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Reel, James. Beaux Arts Trio – Biography at AllMusic

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