With a choice of unusual exiting and rarely played compositions for piano trio the trio panta rhei presents its CD debut .
Max Bruchs’ “8 pieces” - originally composed for clarinet, viola and piano – are recorded here in the composers own transcription for violin, cello and piano for the first time.
Although Bruch was a rather popular composer and organ player during lifetime, his oeuvre, except the very famous violin concerto has almost completely fallen into oblivion.
Though unjustifiedly - as proved by this wonderful expressive and imaginative collection of eight miniatures : each piece is creating a very minute, personal and extremely romantic microcosm.
Frank Martins “Trio on Irish folk melodies” is - as implicated, based on irish melodies and its special challenge is the rhythmical complexity.
Dodgy rhythms seeming of almost jazzy origin and sound that remind on irish boran drums make the trio sound like an excerpt from “Riverdance”.
Going from folk to jazzmusic :
Paul Schoenfields Café music does not only sound like jazz but is meant to be (according to the composers own statement) a piece that could be played in a jazz bar as well as on the classical podium.
A fervent mixture of virtuosity, honky- tonk-piano and film melodies woven in almost classical texture make up the special charm the of this trio.
...played really deeply and heartfelt...
...for chamber music lovers with a joy of discovery and those who listen to music by heart more than by intellect...
(klassik.com , dec 08)
...dominating flexibility...the flow as an ideal of sound....
...absolutely brilliant finale in Schoenfield...
(FonoForum feb 09)