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Gil French
American Record Guide, September 2015

…emotionally dramatic and sweeping are the performances… This is a deeply moving album. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Jonathan Woolf
MusicWeb International, August 2015

These perceptive performances have been nicely recorded… © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Tim Ashley
Gramophone, August 2015

Clarke’s 1921 Trio is the real revelation, a work of almost Bartókian asperity, tautly controlled and haunted by a reiterated, jabbing monotone that never lets the music or the listener settle. It also gets by far the best performance—fluent, committed and wonderfully energetic throughout. © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Pamela Margles
The WholeNote, June 2015

Swiss soprano Lorna Windsor’s performance of four art songs are engaging enough to make me want to explore more of Beach’s enormous song repertoire.

These fine pieces are too rarely heard, making this thoroughly enjoyable disc particularly significant. © 2015 The WholeNote Read complete review




Steven A. Kennedy
Cinemusical, June 2015

The performances here by Trio des Alpes are very well done. The music’s tendency to fall well into similar stylistic aesthetics does help as they move from one composer to the next here. The balance in the recording sets everyone in a perfect sound picture with great ambience. When Lorna Windsor’s vocals are added for the song texts the balance is also very fine. Her interpretations of these songs work quite well and it makes for a nice little coda to the previous chamber pieces. One can hope exposure to these pieces may further encourage tracking down more music from these important trailblazers. © 2015 Cinemusical Read complete review




Jeff Simon
The Buffalo News, May 2015

An important program by theme alone, to be sure, but it doesn’t hurt in the slightest that the disc is distinguished by the discovery of a relatively unknown female composer. [Rebecca Clarke’s] trio for violin, cello and piano is a powerful and quite beautiful piece of early 20th century neo-Romanticism whose rhythmic finale sounds like a non-derivative musical cousin of Bartók. © 2015 The Buffalo News Read complete review





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