Terzetti: Trios for Flute, Viola and Harp

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Catalogue No: DDA 25099
EAN/UPC: 809730509926
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Release Date: May 2012
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 63:20

This disc contains beautifully atmospheric 20th century works for flute, viola and harp, from the well known Zodiac Trio of Mathias, to the lesser-known gem by Dubois. Three of Britain’s foremost soloists join to provide a memorable program.

Track Listing

    Arnold Bax:

  1. Elegiac Trio (9:41)
  2. Claude Debussy:

  3. I. Sonate en Trio − I. Pastorale (6:51)
  4. II. Sonate en Trio − II. Interlude (5:53)
  5. III. Sonate en Trio − III. Final (4:58)
  6. Maurice Ravel:

  7. I. Sonatine en Trio − I. Modere (4:51)
  8. II. Sonatine en Trio − II. Mouvement de Menuet (2:53)
  9. III. Sonatine en Trio − III. Anime (4:51)
  10. William Mathias:

  11. I. Zodiac Trio, Op. 70 − I. Pisces (5:01)
  12. II. Zodiac Trio, Op. 70 − II. Aries (6:43)
  13. III. Zodiac Trio, Op. 70 − III. Taurus (6:16)
  14. Theodore Dubois:

  15. Terzettino (5:20)

Reviews

Fanfare

[The Dubois Terzettino] is an enthralling, romantic work, it provides a luminous finale for this exquisite compact disc. The Debussy Ensemble plays each piece with voluptuous dynamics and expressive phrasing. The sound is warm and well balanced.

” —Maria Nockin
Daily Classical Music

The music on this CD is finely contrasted. – a beautifully balanced CD.

” —Bill Newman
Wrightmusic

A lovely CD. The performers are all well-known and deservedly admired. They bring to this music commitment and style, and in the Bax a glowing beauty. Much to commend this CD.

” —David C F Wright
Midwest Record

A classical record like they used to make, when they put the music first. The group plays like a dream, making this a top notch audio getaway. A winner throughout.

” —Chris Spector
MusicWeb

Even the most cursory hearing of the works on this CD reveals a great potential for richness of musical colour and tone. Much of this music is impressionistic and numinous in mood… the playing is excellent and all three soloists respond to each other sympathetically. A great CD.

” —John France
Music Web

The combination of flute and harp can be very evocative… The Ravel Sonatine on this Divine Art … sounds little short of the power of its better known sister piece. All the other music is well worth hearing, too. I found this album to be attractive late-night listening. Over speakers at a moderate volume I thought the performances sensitive without being over-sugary and that the lossless recording serves the players well.

” —Brian Wilson
International Record Review

A thoughtfully constructed programme

” —Mark Pullinger
Musical Pointers

A lovely disc which may prove revelatory to some. I found it very rewarding… recommended.

” —Peter Grahame Woolf