Gould Piano Trio

Biography

Active: 1987 - ; United Kingdom
The Gould Trio slowly but steadily rose to prominence in its early years with second-tier competition successes at the Holland-based Charles Hennen Competition and the Melbourne Competition. But a meteoric boost came in the 1998-1999 concert season when the group was chosen as British Rising Stars, a citation that gave it name recognition not only in the U.K., but across the globe. From the turn-of-the century era the group has regularly toured Read more the U.K., U.S., Europe, and Asia, and has frequently made recordings for major labels like Naxos and Chandos. The repertory is broad, taking in a huge swath of composers: Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Smetana, Bartók, Debussy, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Messiaen, and an array of British composers, including Stanford, Ireland, MacMillan, Adčs, and many others. It has also commissioned many important new works, like Judith Bingham's trio Chapman's Pool.

The Gould Trio was formed in 1987 and the members of the group are violinist Lucy Gould, cellist Alice Neary, and pianist Benjamin Frith. The ensemble often performs with other instrumentalists, including clarinetist Robert Plane, who is married to Gould.

Though the Gould Trio had ample success in its first decade or so, owing to its generally well-received concert performances and the aforementioned competition successes, it remained little known on the international scene.

Following its British Rising Stars citation, it quickly established international credentials with acclaimed appearances at Carnegie Hall in 1999 and across Europe in the ensuing years, including at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, as well as in various major venues in Paris, Vienna, and other European capitals.

In 1999 the group, abetted by Robert Plane, launched the Corbridge Chamber Music Festival in Northumberland, England. The Gould players have since managed and appeared yearly at this three-day event held every August.

Among the Gould Trio's earliest recordings was a 2002 Naxos CD of the Mendelssohn Trios 1 and 2, which drew lavish international critical acclaim. Meanwhile, the group was quite busy on the concert scene, establishing a seemingly ubiquitous presence at British chamber music festivals, like the Aldeburgh, Bath, Cheltenham, City of London, Edinburgh, Spoleto, and others.

The Gould Trio's 2008-2009 concert schedule included two important appearances at London's Wigmore Hall, the first marking Mendelssohn's bicentenary with performances of his two trios, and the latter celebrating the 100th anniversary of Messiaen's birth with a performance of his masterwork Quartet for the End of Time. Read less
Beethoven: Piano Trios, Vol. 4 / Gould Piano Trio
Release Date: 06/09/2015   Label: Somm  
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Biography

Active: 1987 - ; United Kingdom
The Gould Trio slowly but steadily rose to prominence in its early years with second-tier competition successes at the Holland-based Charles Hennen Competition and the Melbourne Competition. But a meteoric boost came in the 1998-1999 concert season when the group was chosen as British Rising Stars, a citation that gave it name recognition not only in the U.K., but across the globe. From the turn-of-the century era the group has regularly toured Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro con moto
II. Un poco larghetto
III. Rondo: Allegro con brio
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con variazioni
III. Rondo alla Turca: Vivace
I. Allegro con brio
II. Tempo di menuetto
III. Rondo: Vivace e scherzando
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Andante quasi allegretto
III. Rondo alla russa: Allegro vivace
I. Grave
II. Adagio - Poco lento - Molto tranquillo
III. Quasi presto, alla tarantella
I. Molto allegro ed agitato
II. Andante con moto tranquillo
III. Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
IV. Finale: Allegro assai appassionato
I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante cantabile con variazioni
III. Menuetto: Quasi allegro
IV. Finale: Prestissimo
I. Poco sostenuto - Allegro ma non troppo
II. Allegretto
III. Allegretto ma non troppo
IV. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo: Allegro assai
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Allegro vivace e con brio
II. Largo assai ed espressivo
III. Presto
I. Allegro grazioso
II. Allegretto con moto
III. Tempo di menuetto ma molto moderato
IV. Allegro moderato ma con fuoco
I. Andante - Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo: Allegro
IV. Allegro molto moderato
I. Allegretto moderato
II. Sostenuto misterioso
III. Andante sostenuto
IV. Rondo giocoso
I. Moderato
II. Intermezzo
III. Rondo capriccioso
I. Liturgie de cristal (Crystal Liturgy)
II. Vocalise, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps (Vocalise, for the Angel Announcing the End of Time)
III. Abime des oiseaux (The Abyss of the Birds)
IV. Intermede (Interlude)
V. Louange a l'Eternite de Jesus (Praise to the Eternity of Jesus)
VI. Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes (Dance of Wrath, for the Seven Trumpets)
VII. Fouillis d'arcs-en-ciel, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps (Tangle of Rainbows, for the Angel Announcing the End of Time)
VIII. Louange a l'immortalite de Jesus (In Praise of the Immortality of Jesus)
I. Allegro moderato ma con fuoco
II. Adagio
III. Allegro maestoso e moderato
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio (alla breve) con moto
III. Tempo moderato e molto ritmico
I. Molto allegro agitato
II. Andante con moto tranquillo
III. Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
IV. Finale: Allegro assai appassionato
I. Allegro energico e fuoco
II. Andante espressivo
III. Scherzo: Molto allegro quasi presto
IV. Finale: Allegro appassionato