Beaux Arts Trio
Schubert: Piano Trio in B flat Op. 99 (13 July 1987, Signet Library, Edinburgh)
Schubert: Piano Trio in E flat major Op.100 (6 September 1977, Signet Library, Edinburgh)
The Beaux Arts Trio was a noted piano trio. They made their debut on July 13, 1955, at the Berkshire Music Festival, known today as the Tanglewood Music Center. Their final American concert was held at Tanglewood on August 21, 2008. Their final concert was in Lucerne, Switzerland on September 6, 2008. The Beaux Arts Trio recorded the entire standard piano trio repertoire. 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: Piano: Menahem Pressler, Violin: Daniel Guilet and Cello: Bernard Greenhouse. The violin and cello members changed on a number of occasions, with later members including: Violin: Isidore Cohen (1968–1992; formerly 2nd violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet), Ida Kavafian (1992–1998), Yung Uck Kim (1998–2002), Daniel Hope (since 2002). Cello: Peter Wiley (1987-1998), then changed to Guarneri Quartet) 2001-2009; Antonio Meneses (1998-2008).