Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No 2 in E minor Op 67
CC72535 | www.challengerecords.com
Russian Expressionism and French Impressionism perfectly balanced in two major works, structurally identical but emotionally contrasting. Ravel and Shostakovich pair up in this Challenge Records recording by Trio Mondrian, supported by its 2009 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.
“This performance [of the Shostakovich] has terrific integrity, blending bitterness and irony with the elegiac… The Mondrians’ colours and textures in the Ravel are luminous, with delicacy and gusto achieving a fine equilibrium.”
Gramophone, April 2012