The Francesco Trio

If there is a theme to repertoire selection on this second disc of world premiere recordings of contemporary American piano trios by the Francesco Trio, it is of independence and new directions, of composers who have taken their influences and then gone their own way. Volume I in the series, containing trios by Imbrie, Schifrin, Harbison and Powell, was extremely well received.

Nathan Schwarttz - Piano
Miwako Watanabe - Violin
Bonnie Hampton - Cello

Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
Compilation Contemporary American Piano Trios Vol. 2 4.00 stars CD
Arthur Bliss Comments:
Gunther Schuller (1925-) - Trio for piano, violin & cello (1984)
Ursula Mamlok (1928-) - Panta Rhei (Time in Flux), for piano, violin & cello (1981)
Olly Wilson (1937-) - Trio for violin, cello & piano (1976)
Mel Powell (1923-1998) - Piano Trio (1994)
Robert Helps (1928-2001) - Trio for violin, cello & piano (1957)

The Francesco Trio