Beethoven Triple Concerto Op.56, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Kurt Masur, 1984

“Collectively and individually the soloists bring dazzling effervescence and symmetry to their contributions…Schiff particularly impresses with his deft bow arm and faultless intonation as he tosses off the finale’s more impossible runs. Kurt Masur provides as centered and sympathetic an orchestral framework as he did for the Beaux Arts Trio on Philips.”
(Jed Distler “Classics Today”)

“first-class in every way…With consistently clean, rhythmic playing, [Zacharias] gives fresh, bright performances…[the Trio’s] rhythmic flair prompts Masur in turn to give one of his most sparkling performances on record.”(The Pengwin Guide to recorded Classical Music)

“the Triple Concerto…performed with a furious range of feeling. Even Heinrich Schiff, God bless him, reins in his muscles and presents cello playing the finest since his Bach Cello suites. This is a disc you’ll want to own and show off to your friends.”
(Peter Bates Classical Net”)

00:00 Allegro
17:14 Largo
22:14 Rondo alla polacca

Christian Zacharias, piano
Ulf Hoelscher, violin
Heinrich Schiff, cello
Recorded: Sep.10-13, 1984, Paul Gerhard Church, Leipzig
LP released 1985