Ravel & Saint-Saëns: Piano Trios

Ravel & Saint-Saëns: Piano Trios

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Fidelio Trio
Darragh Morgan (violin)
Adi Tal (cello)
Mary Dullea (piano)

The acclaimed Fidelio Trio make their Resonus debut with an exquisite recording of French piano trios – Camille Saint-Saëns’ large-scale Op. 92 second trio, and Maurice Ravel’s sole foray into the genre dating from 1914.

Coming off the back of a Royal Philharmonic Society Award nomination in 2016, this recording sees the trio expand on their unparalleled reputation for new music, demonstrating the vast range of this brilliant chamber group’s abilities and talent.

Album Booklet (PDF)


Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Allegretto
3. Andante con moto
4. Grazioso, poco allegro
5. Allegro

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Piano Trio
6. Modéré
7. Pantoum
8. Passacaille
9. Final

'[...] the Fidelio Trio give a performance of terrific impetus and refinement'

- Gramophone (Editor's Choice)

'[...] the Fidelio Trio give a performance of terrific impetus and refinement [...] In both works their interpretative touch is secure, their rapport instinctive. Together with their eloquence and passion, this all adds up to something special.'
Gramophone (Editor's Choice)

'Throughout the disc, the players show easy interpretative confidence and surefootedness. Among the many highlights are their touchingly chaste account of the Saint-Saëns’s wistful central Andante con moto, the ‘noble restraint’ (to borrow Simeone’s phrase) they capture in the Ravel’s Passacaille and the sheer brilliance they bring to both finales. This is a lovely disc.'
The Strad

'On this, their debut recording for Resonus Classics, the Fidelio Trio do the piece proud; indeed, these tasteful artists transmit a very real joy in teamwork, while Mary Dullea's deft pianism gives enormous pleasure throughout. The performance of Ravel's masterly lone essay in the medium is just as rewarding in its cogent sweep and selfless commitment, with playing that is always exquisitely supple, rhythmically buoyant and searchingly poetic. Boasting immaculate production-values courtesy of Adam Binks and lucid booklet-notes by Nigel Simeone, this pairing represents a genuine tonic.'
Classical Ear

'A very enjoyable chamber music recital.'
Lark Reviews

© 2016 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2016 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10173
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262790779
Cover image: Rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève, Paris by Eugène Atget (1857-1927)