PETR EBEN (1929-2007): Piano Trio, BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890-1959): Cinq pièces brèves (Piano Trio No. 1), BEDRICH SMETANA (1824-1884): Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 15.
Catalogue Number: 09M081
Reference: CDA 67730
Description: Eben's 1986 trio was intended to demonstrate the polarity of strings and piano rather than traditionally blend them and it begins sounding like something which might become moderinst and atonal before settling into a melodic yet hardly neo-romantic style allowing for delicate, frayed lyricism, Ivesian multi-layered texturing and, in its last movement, reminiscences of the jazzy, Parisian period of Martinu. Florestan Trio.