Martinu: Piano Trio No. 1; Piano Trio No. 2; Piano Trio No. 3; Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano; Madrigal Sonata; Scherzo for Flute & Piano

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COMPOSERS: Martinu
LABELS: Koch Schwann
WORKS: Piano Trio No. 1; Piano Trio No. 2; Piano Trio No. 3; Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano; Madrigal Sonata; Scherzo for Flute & Piano
PERFORMER: Felix Renggli (flute), Mareike Wormsbächer, Mary Ellen Woodside (violin), Mary Brady (cello), Christine Hedinger (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 3-6728-2
A creditably broad conspectus of Martinu’s chamber music, ranging from the jazzy flute and piano Scherzo (1929) to his lyrical and emotional final piano trio (1951). Though alert, the performances are often too brisk for nuance and the sound is constricted. Jan Smaczny

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