Performer: Trio Hélios
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Size: 660 MB
Saint-Saëns: Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 18
01. I. Allegro vivace
02. II. Andante
03. III. Scherzo. Presto
04. IV. Allegro
Ravel: Piano Trio, M. 67
05. I. Modéré
06. II. Pantoum. Assez vif
07. III. Passacaille. Très large
08. IV. Final. Animé
09. Boulanger, L: D’un soir triste
10. Boulanger, L: D’un matin de printemps
Saint-Saëns spearheaded the revival of chamber music in France, paving the way for Fauré, Debussy and Ravel. His Trio op.18, admired right from the start, was a special favourite of the famous Trio Cortot-Thibaud-Casals.
Captivated by its qualities of balance and melodic clarity, Ravel took the work as his model fifty years later in composing his masterpiece, which remained almost unequalled in the Twentieth Century.
Shortly before her death at twenty-four put an end to a meteoric career, Lili Boulanger left two intimate and daring pieces that bear witness to an authentic harmonic genius.