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Jack Sullivan
American Record Guide, November 2017

The Eggner Piano Trio, consisting of the brothers Georg, Florian and Christoph Eggner…present Pirchner’s three piano trios, all having to do with existential problems of time and identity: the titles are: ‘To whom does a human being belong?’ ‘Homeland’, and ‘Today was yesterday tomorrow. Today is tomorrow yesterday’. In the notes the Eggner brothers evince a deep connection to Pirchner even though they never got to meet him. They play all these pieces, many of which sound like self-contained miniatures, with sensitivity and affection. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Bob McQuiston
Classical Lost and Found, June 2017

Judging by the album cover pictured above, the three Eggner brothers, who make up the award-winning Austrian trio featured here, are fun-loving. Accordingly, they must have enjoyed making this album of oddball works by a composer, who was a close friend.

They deliver technically accomplished, virtuoso performances, making a strong case for this music. A good time must have been had by all, and maybe they even served up a garlic pizza! © 2017 Classical Lost And Found Read complete review



Records International, May 2017

Pirchner was something of a maverick composer, with an early career as a jazz musician and a large output for stage and screen. He described his works as ‘serious entertainment’, which is apt. His cycle of piano trios deal with the weighty subjects that preoccupied the German Romantics, but in a lively vernacular vocabulary often inflected by jazz and naïve, childlike folk-like melody. The first trio, ‘To whom does the Human Being Belong’ deals with the individual’s place in society, but this weighty subject is expressed in instantly accessible, even popular, terms, with syncopated jazzy rhythmic alacrity in scherzo passages, and jazz improvisation-like decoration to neo-baroque tradition. © 2017 Records International Read complete review





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