HANS GÁL (1890-1987): Piano Trio in E, Op. 18, Variations on a Viennese “Heurigen” Melody, Op. 9, DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975): Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67.
Catalogue Number: 09U048
Description: This label continues its ongoing series of Gál coupled with standard repertoire with two early works: the 29-minute trio of 1923 is as warm-hearted and lyrical as you could want, the composer’s harmonic language more lush and complex than in his post-World War II works and a little, eight-minute esprit inspired by a tune heard in a Vienna wine-bar in 1914. Briggs Piano Trio.