Chausson: Concert in D major & Piano Trio

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Chausson: Concert in D major & Piano Trio



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30th Aug 2011




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Chausson: Concert in D major & Piano Trio


Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 3

Meadowmount Trio

Concert in D major for piano, violin and string quartet, Op. 21

Stephen Shipps (violin), Eric Larsen (piano)

Wihan String Quartet



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The première of Chausson’s Concert in D major was a major triumph for the composer. Not only had the great Eugène Ysaÿe performed on violin, but audiences and critics had recognised a work of exceptional intensity, passion and haunting beauty. Its actual genre may have proved elusive, as it is hardly a conventionally laid-out chamber work, but it remains one of the most important works in the French repertoire. The Piano Trio was written when Chausson was 26. Though somewhat indebted to Franck, it immediately evokes its own charged sense of atmosphere. The Wihan is one of the world’s leading quartets, and the Meadowmount Trio has been admired for its “exquisite beauty of tone and sparkling rhythmic energy” (

Ernest Chausson: Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D major, Op. 21

I. Decide - Anime

II. Sicilienne: Pas Vite

III. Grave

IV. Tres anime

Ernest Chausson: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 3

I. Pas trop lent - Anime

II. Vite

III. Assez lent

IV. Anime

MusicWeb International

January 2012

“The Meadowmount Trio...shows a of lot energy in their performance and Eric Larsen is especially to be commended for keeping things moving...the six players [in the Concert] form a cohesive unit, achieving quite a distinctive performance. Recording quality is fairly sumptuous by Naxos standards, although the violins are somewhat shrill. Altogether, a pair of moving and exciting performances.”

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