Musical Pointers

A lovely disc which may prove revelatory to some? The programme is carefully chosen, with the Debussy trio the best known yet most elusive music; I found it very rewarding to hear it again twice in succession. The Ravel, familiar on the piano, and one that I worked hard on years ago, comes up well in Salzedo’s transcription, a worth-while addition to a slender repertoire. The meatiest (and longest by a short head) is the short-lived Welsh composer William Mathias’ quite complex trio (1975); he eschewed serialism quite early, but that proves our gain.


—Peter Grahame Woolf