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Roberto Gerhard, Xavier Montsalvatge, Gaspar Cassadó: Piano Trios / Trio Arriaga

Album Summary

>Gerhard, Roberto : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1
>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Piano Trio
>Cassadó, Gaspar : Trio for Piano and Strings in C major
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

These three Catalan piano trios reveal illuminating facets of each composer. Roberto Gerhard's early trio exudes a distinctly French ethos, alongside that of de Falla, very different from his later asperity. Xavier Montsalvatge's much later work, written between 1986 and 1988, owes its origin to disparate sources but forms an impressive whole, and is lyrical, expressive, sensual and dance-like in turn. Admired as a cellist, Gaspar Cassadó composed a brilliantly virtuoso trio, influenced by earlier Spanish models, but revealing great panache and considerable demands via guitar imitations, malagueña rhythms and lashings of folkloric brio.

David's Review Corner
Indeed you will hear reference to Falla's Seven Spanish Popular Songs in the Trio's opening movement, the style of the score an amalgam of French Impressionism and Spanish influences.This delightful and often intensely beautiful score may have found a ready place in the repertoire. The Xavier Montsalvatge Trio is the work you might have expected from the mature Gerhard. Gaspar Cassado's name will remain in musical circles as one of the great cellist of the early 20th century.Its sensuality and long flowing melodic invention making it rather special, the happy finale well worth the price of the disc. Trio Arriaga are the highly persuasive advocates... their playing is first class. The well balanced recording adds to my strong recommendation.

Fanfare Magazine - Phillip Scott
Xavier Montsalvatge (1912 - 2002) was of the next generation but his Piano Trio is a world apart from the other two. It came toward the end of the composer's lengthy working life. Montsalvatge was commissioned to write the work in 1988; into its three short movements he incorporated music written two years prior as a tribute to the equally long-lived Catalan composer Federico Mompou. ... . It certainly makes a fine contrast as the centerpiece to this fascinating program, sensitively played by the Arriaga Trio (particularly pianist Daniel Ligorio) and warmly recorded by Naxos.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Auditori de Santa Coloma de Gramanet Can Roig i Torres, (02/08/2010).



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Works Details

>Gerhard, Roberto : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1
  • Ensemble: Trio Arriaga
  • Running Time: 24 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1918

>Montsalvatge, Xavier : Piano Trio
  • Ensemble: Trio Arriaga
  • Running Time: 12 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1986

>Gaspar Cassadó (1897 - 1966) : Trio for Piano and Strings in C major
  • Ensemble: Trio Arriaga
  • Running Time: 16 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926