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Chamber Music (Piano Trios) - GERHARD, R. / MONTSALVATGE, X. / CASSADO, G. (Trio Arriaga)

    

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Chamber Music (Piano Trios) - GERHARD, R. / MONTSALVATGE, X. / CASSADO, G. (Trio Arriaga)

These three Catalan piano trios reveal illuminating facets of each composer. Roberto Gerhard’s early trio exudes a distinctly French ethos, alongside that of de Falla, very different from his later asperity. Xavier Montsalvatge’s much later work, written between 1986 and 1988, owes its origin to disparate sources but forms an impressive whole, and is lyrical, expressive, sensual and dance-like in turn. Admired as a cellist, Gaspar Cassadó composed a brilliantly virtuoso trio, influenced by earlier Spanish models, but revealing great panache and considerable demands via guitar imitations, malagueña rhythms and lashings of folkloric brio.


Gerhard, Roberto

  Piano Trio No. 1
1.   I. Modere 00:08:57
2.   II. Tres calme 00:08:37
3.   III. Vif 00:07:01

Montsalvatge, Xavier

  Piano Trio
4.   I. Balada a Dulcinea 00:04:16
5.   II. Dialogo con Mompou 00:04:20
6.   III. Ritornello 00:03:43

Cassado, Gaspar

  Piano Trio in C Major
7.   I. Allegro risoluto 00:07:10
8.   II. Tempo moderato e pesante - Allegro giusto 00:04:51
9.   III. Recitativo: Moderato ed appassionato 00:04:25

Total Playing Time: 00:53:20






Composer(s):
Cassado, Gaspar; Gerhard, Roberto; Montsalvatge, Xavier

Ensemble(s):
Trio Arriaga

Label: Naxos

Series: Spanish Classics

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572647

Barcode: 747313264773

Physical Release: 01/2012

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