French Moments Neave Trio
- Albert Roussel (1869 - 1937): Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 2:
- 1Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 2: I. Modéré, sans lenteur - Très animé09:16
- 2Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 2: II. Lent07:35
- 3Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 2: III. Très lent - Vif et gaiement10:50
- Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Piano Trio No. 1 in G Major, L. 3:
- 4Piano Trio No. 1 in G Major, L. 3: I. Andantino con moto allegro09:14
- 5Piano Trio No. 1 in G Major, L. 3: II. Scherzo - Intermezzo. Moderato con allegro03:25
- 6Piano Trio No. 1 in G Major, L. 3: III. Andante espressivo04:09
- 7Piano Trio No. 1 in G Major, L. 3: IV. Finale. Appassionato06:04
- Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924): Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 120:
- 8Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 120: I. Allegro ma non troppo05:56
- 9Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 120: II. Andantino08:12
- 10Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 120: III. Allegro vivo04:33
Info for French Moments
One year after its first Chandos recording, the young Neave Trio explores some of the most prominent French composers of the early 20th century in their new album.
The dominant piece here is the much lesser-known trio by Roussel: only the second of his completed works to be published. Offering a unique musical world of contrasting shapes and colours elegantly thought through and at times atmospheric, this is a gem not to be missed.
This is followed by Debussy’s early piano trio, performed with a bright and radiant approach that provides great moments of lightness and clarity.
It ends with the ever-popular trio in D by Fauré, an exploration of the deformation of high and low sounds composed at the end of his life when beset by deafness. Neave’s accurate and balanced interpretations perfectly capture the complexity and tension of the piece which in late Fauré comes abundantly from texture and movement.
“In an all-French program, the American Neave Trio attractively underlines the lightness and the elegance of the music. Superb performances, truly recommendable!” (Uwe Krusch, Pizzicato.lu)
“… The performances balance passion with sensitivity and grace.” (Jeremy Pound, BBC Music magazine)
“Passion, vibrancy and a riot of colours characterise the Neave Trio’s disc for Chandos… a rewarding disc, with some wonderful moments in a compelling selection of trios.” (Catherine Nelson, The Strad)
Hailed by the magazine Fanfare as ‘having exceeded the Gold Standard and moved on to Platinum’, the Neave Trio has emerged as one of the finest young ensembles of its generation. It has been praised for its ‘bright and radiant music making’ by the critic Robert Sherman (WQXR Radio), and described as ‘a consummate ensemble’ by the Palm Beach Daily News and ‘a brilliant trio’ by MusicWeb International. Its debut at the Rockport International Chamber Music Festival was cited among the ‘Best of 2014’ by The Boston Musical Intelligencer, which wrote: ‘it is inconceivable that they will not soon be among the busiest chamber ensembles going.’ Its members originating from the US, Russia, and Japan, the Trio has performed on concert stages from Carnegie Hall in New York to venues in the UK, continental Europe, and Russia, bringing audiences to their feet and receiving the highest critical acclaim. Performances have been broadcast on radio stations across the United States and abroad, notably on American Public Media’s Performance Today, The McGraw-Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase on WQXR Radio (New York), as well as on WGBH Radio (Boston) and WXXI and WCNY Radio (New York). Previous recordings have been met with critical acclaim, included on the 2014 ‘Want List’ in Fanfare, and made Recording of the Month by MusicWeb International. The Trio has held artist residency positions at Brown University, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, San Diego State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and Concord Academy. As part of its mission to create new pathways for classical music and engage a wider audience, the Neave Trio frequently works with artists of all mediums. Notable collaborations include the world premiere performance of Klee Musings, a work dedicated to the Trio by the American composer Augusta Read Thomas, as well as multiple award-winning productions with dance companies and filmmakers.