Fidelio Trio: Darragh Morgan (violin), Robin Michael (cello) & Mary Dullea (piano)
Usually despatched in 3 - 4 working days.
On this second recording for Delphian, the Fidelio Trio bring together works by three of Scotland’s leading composers. Alexander McCall Smith narrates Sally Beamish’s The Seafarer Trio with a mingled intimacy and plangency, lending his inimitable lustre to this collection of world première recordings.
24th October 2010
“...poignant poetic expression goes hand in hand with tough counterpoint, making [Osborne's] work alluring to heart and mind. Sally Beamish’s The Seafarer Trio (2000) opens the recital. It’s a hypnotic, meditative work, enhanced here by the restrained but resonant tones of the reciter...The fine Fidelio Trio plays each piece with deft understanding of its aesthetic stance.”
“Beamish combin[es] words and music in a direct and often confrontational manner...the overall impression remains one of elements that complement each other at a remove: the music tending to form an atmospheric yet often distanced backdrop to the magisterial text...a thought-provoking release”
“A CD of contemporary piano trios from Scotland might seem a slightly forbidding prospect; it turns out to be as bracing as a splash of water from a highland stream...This kind of music is food and drink to the Fidelio Trio and it gives sure-footed, rhythmically alive, directly communicative performances of all three works”