Amasi Trio CD
Parker, Suite for Piano Trio in A Major Op. 35
Rachmaninoff, Piano Trio No. 1 in G minor Op. 23 ("Elegiac")
Chaminade, Piano Trio No. 2 in A minor Op. 34
Lijestrand, "The Master's Touch"
The CD is available here.
You can listen to the audio sample here.
Mesmerizing and Sensual!
By Chester B. on February 26, 2014
This mesmerizing new disc of piano trios by the wonderful Amasi Trio presents a beautifully and satisfyingly organized program that ends with an undeniably sensual performance of Piazzola’s Oblivion. Except for the Piazzolla, these are all works that I did not know. And the flow from the Parker onwards is a great idea – from the "academic" to the most deeply passionate. For me the gem of the collection is the surprising Liljestrand. What sustained beauty in such a short work. It shows you that you don't have to be tall and long-winded to be effective!
A jewel of a CD
By amallory40 on February 19, 2014
The music is skillfully executed, beautifully interpreted and expressed, I loved it. I would recommend to all classical music lovers
By William V. on February 3, 2014
An album of beautiful mostly romantic music by the wonderful Amasi Trio played with a focused yet gorgeous sound. I particularly liked the dramatic quality of the Rachmaninoff, the lovely "Master's Touch", and the graceful tango by Piazzolla. I look forward to their next album.
Most beautiful piano trios
By Glenn K. on January 7, 2014
Horatio Parker was Charles Ives' composition teacher at Yale. But his Suite for Piano Trio is a
gem in the Romantic style. The Amasi Trio's new CD offers an hour of
beautiful music and impeccable musicianship in every respect. Cecile Chaminade's
Lento is a absolutely gorgeous.
By John L. on December 23, 2013
Here is a chance to enjoy some seldom played gems of the Romantic tradition. The Amasi Trio gives engaging performances recorded in the naturally warm acoustic environment that only a concert hall can provide. Bravo!