Format: COMPACT DISC
GOULD PIANO TRIO
For their debut album on Resonus Classics, The Gould Piano Trio presents three Trios with strong American ties. Charles Ives’ (1874–1954) only Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano is one of his major works is without question. Amy Beach (1867–1944) was recognized in her lifetime as one of the most acclaimed American composers. Her Trio, Op. 150, was composed in 1938 and is steeped in the developmental processes of late nineteenth century models while quoting two Inuit folk songs. Although born and educated in England, Rebecca Clarke (1886–1979) wrote her Piano Trio as part of a chamber music competition in Pittsfield MA and has been described as the finest work in the genre by any British composer.