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Martinu: Complete Piano Trios
Arbor Piano Trio: Dmitri Vorobiev (piano), Stephen Shipps (violin) & Richard Aaron (cello)
Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů excelled in chamber music and made a substantial contribution to the piano trio repertoire of the twentieth century, his keen ear for balance and sonority finding here a perfect medium for his music. Trio No. 1, Cinq pièces brèves, written in an appealing and virtuosic neo-classical style in Paris in 1930, was admired by Stravinsky. Trios Nos. 2 and 3, composed in America in 1951, are more ambitious in scope and notable for their rhythmic verve and unpredictability, ingratiating themes and elegiac slow movements.
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Martinu - Piano Trios Nos. 1-3
Martinu wrote no less than ten scores for trio with keyboard, including four in the classic formation of piano, violin and cello, spread out between 1930 and 1951.The charming Bergerettes make up a modest pastorale in the spirit of the cantata Kytice.Trio No. 2 pays homage to Fauré, whereas the last Trio prefigures the expressive power of the Fantaisies symphoniques (Symphony No.6), sketched out at the beginning of May 1951 in New York. The Kinsky Trio is heir to the famed Czech tradition, from the Suk Trio and Vlach Quartet to the Guarneri Trio, Kocian and Pražák quartets…
“…well executed and enthusiastic performances. Praga's sound is spot on, the three instruments carefully but naturally balanced as a satisfying ensemble. Warmly recommended.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2009
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Martinu, Schnittke, Shostakovich
“Terezie Fialová's piano-playing is nicely restrained, beautifully matched by Eva Karová and Markéta Vrbková. They produce a fine tone and cope well with Schnittke's thick scoring but are heard to best advantage in the Shostakovich and especially the Martinu, the performance of which is a pure delight.” Gramophone Magazine, April 2008
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