The English Piano Trio bring these works to life…the silky, delicate wending of the final allegro showed all three in their element, achieving a finely crafted ensemble.
Three robustly equal parts spar and sing.
The Piano Trio is among the most deeply felt music that Arnold composed, and the EPT does it full justice.
BBC Music Magazine
The instrumentalists play with capacity and boldness…all is well balanced as Haydn would have wished.
Luister Magazine, Belgium
The EPT played with impressive synchrony and balance, always alert and stylish. The performance brought much pleasure. Haydn would have been well pleased…his presence was spiritually felt.
The EPT was a real delight. The players showed how well attuned they were to each other. The violin and cello together drew deeply felt melodic lines which were caressed by the pianist’s delicate touch.
The EPT has found the key to good chamber music playing…the Haydn trio was given a sparkling reading…the playful allegro saw all three obviously enjoying themselves.
Presented at a well filled Purcell Room, the EPT was attractively cohesive and well balanced… the cello tone when joined with the silvery violin offered a colourful contrast to the piano’s beautifully shaded filigree…the fizzing finale crowned the evening.
The English Piano Trio, guests of the Mozart Society, demonstrated the art of musical conversation…they made no secret of their joy of playing, a joy which communicated itself to the public and which proclaimed the true musical ‘homeland’ of the interpreters.
The English Piano Trio, always giving of their best, was able to show a transparent achievement. There were intensely sung dialogues between the cello and violin…the pianist fulfilled his part beautifully.