CHARLES O’BRIEN (1882-1968): Complete Chamber Music, Vol. 1 - Sonatas for Piano Trio No. 1 in B Flat, Op. 27 and No. 2 in C Minor, 2 Valses for Piano Trio (all First Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 05T053
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0464
Description: These two stately ‘Sonatas for Pianoforte, Violin and ’Cello’ (as O’Brien styled them), with echoes of both Brahms (lots) and Elgar, cover a wide range of moods, from broad and sweeping melody, via introspective lyricism, to elegant good humor. Two salon waltzes combine effortless charm with surprising depth of feeling to bring the album to a gentle close. Yuri Kalnits (violin), Alexander Volpov (cello), Oleg Poliansky (piano).