The Monte Piano Trio play superbly

The Monte Piano Trio play superbly

The Sunday Times, Stephen Pettit
Triptych

Three fine pieces by female composers. The American Amy Beach’s luscious 1938 A minor Trio, Op 50, shows Fauré’s influence, while in Natalie Klouda’s Fantasy Triptych (2014), her homage to Brahms and Robert and Clara Schumann, a frenetic finale follows two touchingly ruminative movements. Clara’s masterly Piano Trio, Op 17, crowns the programme.

The Monte Piano Trio play superbly, cleverly balancing transparency and richness.