PIRES  Chamber Music Recordings on DG

MARIA JOÃO PIRES
Complete Chamber Music
Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon

Works by
Beethoven · Brahms
Debussy · Franck
Grieg · Mendelssohn
Schubert · Schumann
Maria João Pires
Douglas Boyd · Augustin Dumay
Pavel Gomziakov · António Meneses
Jian Wang
Int. Release 03 Jun. 2016
12 CDs
0289 479 5964 9


Track List

CD 1: Beethoven: Sonatas For Violin And Piano Nos. 1 - 4

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Sonata For Violin And Piano No.1 In D, Op.12 No.1

Sonata For Violin And Piano No.2 In A, Op.12 No.2

Sonata For Violin And Piano No.4 In A Minor, Op.23

Sonata For Violin And Piano No.3 In E-Flat, Op.12 No.3

Augustin Dumay, Maria João Pires

Total Playing Time 1:17:01

CD 2: Beethoven: Sonatas For Violin And Piano Nos. 5, 8 - 9

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Sonata For Violin And Piano No.8 In G, Op.30 No.3

Sonata For Violin And Piano No.5 In F, Op.24 - "Spring"

Sonata For Violin & Piano No.9 in A, Op.47 - "Kreutzer"

Augustin Dumay, Maria João Pires

Total Playing Time 1:19:27

CD 3: Beethoven: Sonatas For Violin And Piano Nos. 6-7, 10

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Sonata For Violin And Piano No.10 In G, Op.96

Sonata For Violin And Piano No.6 In A, Op.30 No.1

Sonata For Violin And Piano No.7 In C Minor, Op.30 No.2

Augustin Dumay, Maria João Pires

Total Playing Time 1:14:53

CD 4: Brahms: Sonatas For Violin And Piano

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Sonata For Violin & Piano No.1 in G, Op.78

Sonata For Violin And Piano No.2 In A, Op.100

Sonata For Violin And Piano No 3 In D Minor, Op.108

Augustin Dumay, Maria João Pires

Total Playing Time 1:11:36

CD 5: Brahms: Piano Trio Nos.1 Op.8 & 2 Op.87

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Trio No.1 In B, Op.8

Piano Trio No.2 In C, Op.87

Maria João Pires, Augustin Dumay, Jian Wang

Total Playing Time 1:06:31

CD 6: Grieg: Sonatas For Violin And Piano Op. 8, 13 & 45

Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)
Sonata For Violin And Piano In F Major, Op.8 (1865)

Sonata For Violin And Piano In G Major, Op.13 (1867)

Sonata For Violin And Piano No.3 In C Minor, Op.45

Augustin Dumay, Maria João Pires

Total Playing Time 1:09:48

CD 7: Mozart, W.A.: Piano Trios K. 502; K.496 & K.254

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Trio In B Flat, K.502

Piano Trio In G, K.496

Divertimento (Piano Trio) In B Flat, K.254

Maria João Pires, Augustin Dumay, Jian Wang

Total Playing Time 1:12:42

CD 8: Mozart, W.A.: Sonatas For Piano And Violin, K. 301, K. 304, K. 378, K. 379

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Sonata For Piano And Violin In G Major, K.301

Sonata For Piano And Violin In E Minor, K.304

Sonata For Piano And Violin In B Flat Major, K.378

Sonata For Piano And Violin In G Major, K.379

Maria João Pires, Augustin Dumay

Total Playing Time 1:13:28

CD 9: Schumann: Piano Quintet Op. 44 / Chopin: Cello Sonata Op.65

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Piano Quintet In E Flat, Op.44

Maria João Pires, Augustin Dumay, Renaud Capuçon, Gérard Caussé, Jian Wang

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Sonata In G Minor For Cello & Piano, Op.65

Maria João Pires, Pavel Gomziakov

Total Playing Time 1:04:07

CD 10: Schumann : Three Romances, Op.94; Adagio And Allegro In A Flat, Op.70; Fantasiestücke, Op.73; 5 Stücke im Volkston, Op.102

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
3 Romances, Op.94

Adagio And Allegro In A Flat Major, Op. 70

Fantasiestücke, Op.73

5 Stücke Im Volkston, Op.102

Abendlied, Op.85, No.12

Douglas Boyd, Maria João Pires

Total Playing Time 45:28

CD 11: Franck: Sonata In A For Violin And Piano, M. 8 / Debussy: Sonata In G Minor For Violin And Piano, L. 140 / Ravel: Berceuse sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré, M. 74; Vocalise-Etude (en forme de Habanera), M. 51; Tzigane, M. 76

César Franck (1822 - 1890)
Sonata In A Major For Violin & Piano, FWV 8

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Sonata In G Minor For Violin & Piano, L. 140

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Augustin Dumay, Maria João Pires

Total Playing Time 55:32

CD 12: Wigmore Hall Recital: Schubert / Brahms / Mendelssohn / Bach

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Sonata For Arpeggione And Piano In A Minor, D. 821

António Meneses, Maria João Pires

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Intermezzi, Op.117

Maria João Pires

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Sonata For Cello And Piano No.1 In E Minor, Op.38

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
António Meneses, Maria João Pires

Total Playing Time 1:16:05

This is a fine selection of sonatas, trios and quintets . . . There's also an interesting collection of Schuman pieces for oboe and piano with Douglas Boyd. This is a self-recommending issue, containing ideal, calming summer listening. Pires's pianism has such poise and is so stylish throughout . . . a formidable bargain.

In the Beethoven piano and violin sonatas, from early exuberance to the otherworldly trance of the final Sonata, Op 96, she proves herself the ideal "listening" pianist, alert to every nuance from her regular partner Augustin Dumay. Balance throughout is gloriously exact . . . There is an unsullied purity about Pires's playing, though her feel for both Franck's and Grieg's turbulent romanticism is no less memorable . . . [in her live Wigmore Hall she gives] a performance of Brahms Op 117 Intermezzi of a surpassing intimacy and refinement. Finest of all, the two Brahms Trios where all possible opacity is resolved in playing of a crystalline brilliance and fervour . . . These are among the finest of all reissues.