Arbor Piano Trio
Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu excelled in chamber music and made a substantial contribution to the piano trio repertoire of the 20th Century, his keen ear for balance and sonority finding here a perfect medium for his music. Trio No 1 'Cinq pieces breves', 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.
Martinu Cinq Pieces Breves (Piano Trio No 1), Piano Trio No 2 in D minor, Bergerettes, Piano Trio No 3 in C major (The Great)
Running Time: 1 hr 15 min