Brahms & Smetana: Piano Trios
Label: Bridge Records
Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio: Yael Weiss, piano; Mark Kaplan, violin; Clancy Newman, violoncello
Johannes Brahms: Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8 Bedrich Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15
Combining the talents of three award-winning soloists, the Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio was hailed by The New York Times as "Three strong voices, locked in sequence". The Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio was founded in 2001 (originally as Sequenza Trio), and has presented concerts throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East, with appearances at The Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Princeton, UCLA, Indiana and Oxford Universities, Tel-Aviv Museum, and for the Chamber Music Societies of Edinburgh, Santander among numerous others. The Trio is known for its performances of Beethoven's complete cycle of works for Piano Trio, as well as for their commitment to new compositions. This CD of Brahms and Smetana trios is the Weiss-Kaplan-Newman Trio's first full recording for Bridge Records.