Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1; Nixon: Piano Trio No. 1; London Piano Trio

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49
>Nixon, Henry Cotter : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in C major
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The familiar Mendelssohn Piano Trio is coupled with a piano trio by British composer Henry Cotter Nixon (1842-1907) who was active in London's concert life as a composer, concert organizer and performer. His trio won first prize at the Trinity College Chamber Music Competition in 1879, the year it was written.

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The sample of this CD provided for you to hear is the sunny and very pretty opening movement of Nixon's piano trio. A full generation younger than Mendelssohn, Nixon was very familiar with that composer's music, as well as that of Spohr, Beethoven, Hummel and Weber, and you can easily hear these influences on his music. Perhaps Guild will record more of the Nixon's chamber music... On this basis of this first Nixon venture, I expect there would likely be an eager audience. ... read more ...

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk (11/20/2010-11/21/2010).



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>Mendelssohn, Felix : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49
  • Ensemble: London Piano Trio
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk (11/20/2010-11/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 07/18/1839

>Nixon, Henry Cotter : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in C major
  • Ensemble: London Piano Trio
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk (11/20/2010-11/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 46 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music