Notes and Editorial Reviews
Parry’s Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 3 and Partita for violin and piano, performed by the Leonore Piano Trio and recorded by Hyperion. If the accident-prone first performance of the E minor trio in 1878 left its composer disheartened, he would surely have rejoiced to hear such alert, attentive interpretations as heard here.
These performances feel fully matured – fresh, intelligent and strikingly stylish; edgy when they need to be and opening out generously when Parry’s romantic impulse demands it.