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TERZETTI : trios for flute, viola and harp

Arnold Bax: Elegiac Trio Claude Debussy: Sonate en Trio
Maurice Ravel/Carlos Salzedo: Sonatine en Trio
William Mathias
: Zodiac Trio, Op. 70
Théodore Dubois: Terzettino

THE DEBUSSY ENSEMBLE Susan Milan (flute), Matthew Jones (viola), Ieuan Jones (harp)

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A lovely disc which may prove revelatory to some? The programme is carefully chosen, with the Debussy trio the best known yet most elusive music; I found it very rewarding to hear it again twice in succession.

The Ravel, familiar on the piano, and one that I worked hard on years ago, comes up well in Salzedo's tanscription, a worth-while addition to a slender repertoire.

The meatiest (and longest by a short head) is the short-lived Welsh composer William Mathias' quite complex trio (1975); he eschewed serialism quite early, but that proves our gain.


Peter Grahame Woolf