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Reber: Trios Nos. 2, 4 & 6 / Trio Elegiaque


Release Date: 10/14/2016 
Label:  Timpani   Catalog #: 1239  
Composer:  Napoléon-Henri Reber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Elegiaque
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Trio Élégiaque released Volume 1, Trios in 2013 and it was a massive success. The trio vowed to release a second volume and has presented here. This release has trios nos. 2, 4, and 6, still having the same lyricism and those beautiful phrases that make Reber one of the rare authentic French "Romantics". The trio has, ever since their first disc, taken to its heart a partner of the first rank: Philippe Aiche, First Solo Violin of the Orchestre de Paris. The Trio Élégiaque released Volume 1, Trios in 2013 and it was a massive success. The trio vowed to release a second volume and has presented here. This release has trios nos. 2, 4, and 6, still having the same lyricism and those beautiful phrases that make Reber one of the rare authentic French "Romantics". The trio has, ever since their first disc, taken to its heart a partner of the first rank: Philippe Aiche, First Solo Violin of the Orchestre de Paris. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trio for Piano and Strings No. 4 in D Major, Op. 25 "Sérénade" by Napoléon-Henri Reber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Elegiaque
Period: Romantic 
2.
Trio for Piano and Strings No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 12 by Napoléon-Henri Reber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Elegiaque
Period: Romantic 
3.
Trio for Piano and Strings No. 6 in E Major, Op. 34 by Napoléon-Henri Reber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Elegiaque
Period: Romantic 

Customer Reviews

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 Refined elegance March 8, 2017 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "Three of his seven piano trios are presented in this recording, each one a modest but delightful gem. Reber's Trio No. 2 in E-flat major from 1840 sounded to me like a successful blend of Haydn's classicism and Schubert's melodiousness. The music beautifully expressive, with a hint of playfulness at times that I found rather appealing. Trio No. 4 was written 12 years later. There's still some classical restraint. The melodies sound more expansive, with richer harmonic support. I was reminded somewhat of Mendelssohn in places. The 1876 Trio No. 6 is the most mature in style. Reber's language is more chromatic, more in keeping with the romantic ideal. While I heard echoes of Mendelssohn in the fourth trio, here I seemed to detect traces of Schumann. This work also contained some interesting counterpoint -- not unexpected from a composition professor thoroughly familiar with the technique. And not a note of it sounded learned or academic. The Trio Élégiaque play with taste and élan, bringing out the essential Gallic nature of Reber's works. These are performances that are both engaging and charming." Report Abuse
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