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From a Tender Age - Piano trios by Boulanger, Ireland, Mahler, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov / Monte Piano Trio

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 8
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Trio élégiaque, for piano & strings in G minor, TN ii/34
>Mahler, Gustav : Quartet for Piano and Strings in A minor
>Boulanger, Nadia : Pièces (2) for cello & piano
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Phantasie, for piano trio in A minor
Performer Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Who is better suited to perform piano trios by an entire handful of great, young composers than a young ensemble? It is an added bonus that the Monte Piano Trio, although its members are barely older than students, have ranked among the best in the world for the past decade. The debut CD by Francesco Sica, Claude Frochaux and Irina Botan is almost a small revelation: who already knows the trios of Lili Boulanger or John Ireland, which are placed next to works by Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff and Mahler. For chamber music fans: young music and great maturity!

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
A finely played program of youthful music - Shostakovich's Trio No. 1, Rachmaninoff 's First Trio, Mahler's Piano Quartet, Lili Boulanger's 2 Pieces, and Ireland's Phantasie Trio. Three of the composers were still in their teenage years when they wrote their pieces, and each of the works is interesting and melodically strong. Shostakovich's has one of his catchiest tunes as well as some spikiness that prefigures his later styles. The Mahler and Boulanger seem to inspire the Monte Trio the most; in the other three pieces. They play quite well together and their intonation is solid. The sonics are good. Notes are in English and German.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Groáer Saal der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende K (03/18/2014-03/20/2014).



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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 8
  • Ensemble: Monte Piano Trio
  • Notes: Groáer Saal der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (03/18/2014-03/20/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1923

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Trio élégiaque, for piano & strings in G minor, TN ii/34
  • Ensemble: Monte Piano Trio
  • Notes: Groáer Saal der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (03/18/2014-03/20/2014)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Mahler, Gustav : Quartet for Piano and Strings in A minor
  • Performer: Daniel Rowland (Viola)
  • Ensemble: Monte Piano Trio
  • Notes: Groáer Saal der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (03/18/2014-03/20/2014)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1876

>Boulanger, Nadia : Pièces (2) for cello & piano
  • Ensemble: Monte Piano Trio
  • Notes: Groáer Saal der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (03/18/2014-03/20/2014)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Phantasie, for piano trio in A minor
  • Ensemble: Monte Piano Trio
  • Notes: Groáer Saal der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (03/18/2014-03/20/2014)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906