Onslow - Complete Piano Trios Vol.1 | CPO 7772302

Onslow - Complete Piano Trios Vol.1

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Label: CPO

Cat No: 7772302

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 29th October 2007

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About

During his own lifetime, this French composer of English origin whose works unfortunately are only rarely performed today, was regarded as ‘the French Beethoven’ and valued especially in Germany for his extensive chamber oeuvre including thirty-six string quartets, thirty-six string quintets, and ten piano trios, most of them from his early period.

The rediscovery of this virtuoso, dramatically expressive, emotionally deep, and finely elaborated music was long overdue and is a cause strongly espoused by CPO. This new release follows earlier recordings of his string quartets and symphonies.

On Vol. 1 of this new series, the Trio Cascades interprets the Trio Op. 14 from 1818 and the Trio Op. 27 from 1824. The former trio contains many allusions to the Auvergne folklore so typical of Onslow, while the later work is written in a brilliant piano style anticipating Chopin. Interestingly, after this trio Onslow did not compose another such work for some thirty years, until his last Piano Trio op. 83 from the 1850s.

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