Donald Francis Tovey: Chamber Music, Volume One

Catalogue No: TOCC0068
EAN/UPC: 5060113440686
Release Date: 2008-08-23
Composer: Sir Donald Tovey
Artists: Bozidar Vukotic, London Piano Trio, Olga Dudnik, Robert Atchison

Donald Francis Tovey (1875–1940) has long been known as one of the finest writers on music in English – but he saw himself primarily as a composer. His Symphony, Op. 32, and Cello Concerto, Op. 40, already released in this Toccata Classics survey of Tovey’s music, alerted modern listeners to a major voice in British orchestral music. These two trios, lyrical and intense, from the start of Tovey’s career, present him in his first love: chamber music.

London Piano Trio, piano trio
Robert Atchison, violin
Bozidar Vukotic, cello
Olga Dudnik, piano

Listen To This Recording:

    Piano Trio in B minor, Op. 1 (1900)

  1. I. Maestoso, Andante ma con moto
  2. II. Menuetto: Molto Moderato
  3. III. Rhapsodia: Feroce
  4. IV. Finale. Allegro ma non troppo
  5. Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 8, Style tragique (1908)

  6. I. Allegro moderato
  7. II. Largo
  8. III. Finale: Allegro non tanto

4 reviews for Donald Francis Tovey: Chamber Music, Volume One

  1. :

    ‘This issue is highly recommended and augurs well for further releases in this series, which I look forward to hearing with eager anticipation.’

    —Peter Joelson, Classical Source

  2. :

    ‘The London Piano Trio audibly believe in every note, and their dedicated performances are set within a bold sound frame that’s somewhat tiring on the ear. The presentation is copiously detailed, as ever from this source. Inquisitive collectors can safely investigate.’

    Gramophone Magazine

  3. :

    ‘This is a composer you need to discover if the references above already appeal to you.’

    —Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International

  4. :

    ‘The performances by the London Piano Trio are thoroughly convincing in every way and the recording in Potton Hall is pretty good, […] this is self-recommending for the new generation of Tovey admirers.’

    —Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International

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