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Allen Gimbel
American Record Guide, July 2016

…Mr Meyer is an excellent composer unfairly neglected in this country, and the release is well worth your time. Excellent performances. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Grego Applegate Edwards
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, February 2016

Every piece is gloriously gravitas, intensive, a super-focused meditation on chamber complex possibilities.

The Poznan Piano Trio are nothing short of excellent in their fiery performances, as ideal as one might wish. The music has an extraordinary depth and a kind of timelessness that transcends present and past for music of, no exaggeration, considerable wonder. © 2016 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, January 2016

Born in Poland in 1943, Krzysztof Meyer has positioned himself among those composers at the cutting-edge of modernity with his sizeable and varied portfolio. With that backdrop you will be surprised to hear the Canzona for cello and piano, a lyrical score of considerable beauty, and if there are reminders in the work’s pungent central section that it dates from 1981, it essentially has its roots in the mainstream of the early 20th century, both instruments used in their traditional roles. Most of the remaining tracks come from and after the 1980’s, when he was experimenting and seemingly seeking his own personal voice. Of course the years pass by quickly, and what we would have thought highly provocative in the use of atonality in the extended Piano Trio, it is today part and parcel of the acceptable face of modernity. There is a mixture of hard and easy going for the uninitiated in the first two movements that move to a skittish scherzo and a finale that is often furiously active, the work ending in a relaxed mood. That he was passing through a restless period looking for roads to travel comes in the Moment musical for solo cello, where you can recall Kodaly’s unaccompanied sonata. Then we come to ‘today’ with the Imaginary Variations for violin and piano, completed in 2010. Play the disc in the order of this review, and it will prepare you for a work that has thematic material, but which I guess many will find little of ingratiating pleasure. The performances by the Poznan Piano Trio have that feel of musicians dedicated to the music, the three young woman obviously of very high quality, and I would hope Naxos will allow us to hear more of them. Stunningly realistic sound. © 2016 David’s Review Corner





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