Leonore Piano Trio’s new disc of Lalo trios is ‘terrific stuff’

7 January 2016

The Leonore Piano Trio’s second recording for Hyperion featuring Édouard Lalo’s three piano trios is proving a New Year’s hit as they have been receiving great praise for their interpretation and style.

‘The suavity of playing is [a] key factor in lending all three trios the polish and panache that they merit.’
Geoffrey Norris, Gramophone

‘There’s high virtuosity all round—superb light, dazzling backgrounds from Tim Horton, searing intensity of tone from violinist Benjamin Nabarro and cellist Gemma Rosefield [...] it’s terrific stuff.’
Jessica Duchen, BBC Music Magazine

‘A remarkable disc of his piano trios by the Leonore, who make a good case of them [...] a real discovery.’
The Sunday Times

‘Benjamin Nabarro, Gemma Rosefield and Tim Horton make a very convincing case for this trio of trios’
MusicWeb International

‘The Leonore Piano Trio, with none other than Tim Horton on piano, delivers clean, light performances that respect the music’s craft without trying to make of it more than is there.’
AllMusic, USA

‘The Leonore Piano Trio has much to offer in regard to its meticulous observing of Lalo’s wide-ranging dynamics … on balance, this is the finest release with all three Lalo trios in the present and past catalogs’

The recording was selected ‘Disc of the Week’ by Andrew McGregor on BBC Radio 3 Record Review. He said:
‘[a] powerful performance by the Leonore Piano Trio. Their huge dynamic range is effortlessly accommodated by the recording.’

To listen to extracts from the recording, please click here and to find out more about the recording, please visit the Hyperion website.

The trio’s first concert in 2016 at Wigmore Hall in London will include Lalo’s Piano Trio No. 3 in A minor. With Beethoven’s Piano Quartet in E flat major for piano and winds and Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet also featured, this concert promises to be a real treat. For more information, please visit the Wigmore Hall website.

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