HENRYK MELCER (1859-1928): Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 2, Violin Sonata in G, Dumka for Violin and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 12S006
Label: Acte Préalable
Description: The trio is a big, four-movement galloping steed from 1892-4 with the passion and flow of the young Brahms, sunny and full of life, with instantly memorable thematic material in all four movements. If you find its exuberance a bit too abundant, then you’ll like the sonata - still in four movements but cut down to 29 minutes - which is a bit more reined-in as befits a now 48-yearl-old composer and just a tiny bit more harmonically adventurous while remaining truly late Romantic in style. Joanna Okoń (violin), Anna Wróbel (cello), Natalya Zubko (piano).