Trio Wanderer – Fauré & Pierné: Piano Trios (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 57:33 minutes | 1009 MB | Genre: Classical
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Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Trio is a late work (1923) which at once aroused the admiration of his contemporaries and is now regarded as one of the finest trios in the French repertory. The much less well-known Trio of Gabriel Pierné, premiered a year earlier, is characterised by its solid architecture, its great melodic richness, and a notably inventive rhythmic style.
Two masterpieces that make an eminently logical coupling. It was premiered in Paris, at the Société Nationale de Musique, on 11 February 1922. Pierné himself played the piano part, with George Enescu on the violin and Gérard Hekking on the cello. After the concert, the composer Paul Ladmirault wrote a very flattering article in Le Courrier musical. One understands what Ladmirault meant when he wrote that it ‘may take its place alongside the finest chamber music of César Franck and M. Fauré’.
Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937)
01. Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 45: I. Agité, de mouvement et de sentiment
02. Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 45: II. Allegretto scherzando
03. Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 45: III. Modérément lent
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
04. Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 120: I. Allegro ma non troppo
05. Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 120: II. Andantino
06. Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 120: III. Allegro vivo
Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian, violin
Raphaël Pidoux, violoncello
Vincent Coq, piano