Rebecca Clarke, Charles Ives & Amy Beach: Piano Trios - RES10264

Rebecca Clarke, Charles Ives & Amy Beach: Piano Trios

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Gould Piano Trio
Lucy Gould (piano)
Richard Lester (cello)
Benjamin Frith (piano)


For their debut album on Resonus Classics, The Gould Piano Trio presents three Trios with strong American ties.

Charles Ives’ (1874–1954) only Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano is without question, one of his most major works. Amy Beach (1867–1944) was recognized in her lifetime as one of the most acclaimed American composers – her Trio, Op. 150, was composed in 1938 and is steeped in the developmental processes of late-nineteenth-century models while quoting two Inuit folk songs. Although born and educated in England, Rebecca Clarke (1886–1979) wrote her Piano Trio as part of a chamber music competition in Pittsfield MA and has been described as the finest work in the genre by any British composer.

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'In each work, Lucy Gould (violin), Richard Lester (cello) and Benjamin Frith (piano) display lyrical beauty, burning brio and an awesome degree of ensemble spirit, especially clear in fast tempos.'

- BBC Music Magazine

'In each work, Lucy Gould (violin), Richard Lester (cello) and Benjamin Frith (piano) display lyrical beauty, burning brio and an awesome degree of ensemble spirit, especially clear in fast tempos.'
BBC Music Magazine

'A welcome release from The Gould Piano Trio, now into its third decade, whose repertoire stretches right across this medium [...] The excellence of the Gould’s playing, with sound a model of clarity and balance, yet earns this album a firm recommendation.'
Gramophone

'These performances make for a very enjoyable CD.'
Lark Reviews

Credits
© 2020 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2020 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10264
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262792940
Cover photograph: New York by Fynn Schmidt (shutterstock.com)
Release date: 30 October 2020