Antonín Dvořák - Shaham Eres Wallfisch Trio

Antonín Dvořák - Shaham Eres Wallfisch Trio

NI5952 (Nimbus Records, CD)

FIRST RELEASE (2 June 2023)

Playing time: 68'59"
Tracks: 11
Booklet pages: 8
℗ 2023 Wyastone Estate Limited
© 2023 Wyastone Estate Limited
Main country of recording: United Kingdom
Reviewer: Geoff Pearce
Review of Antonín Dvořák - Shaham Eres Wallfisch Trio published on 24 May 2023

The Shaham Eres Wallfisch Trio:
Hagai Shaham, violin
Raphael Wallfisch, cello
Arnon Erez, piano

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904):

Piano Trio Op 65
1 Allegro ma non troppo
2 Allegretto grazioso
3 Poco adagio
4 Allegro con brio

Sonatina Op 100
5 Allegro risoluto
6 Larghetto
7 Scherzo
8 Finale

Antonín Dvořák, arranged by Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962):

Slavonic Dances
9 Dance Op 46 No 2
10 Dance Op 72 No 2
11 Dance Op 72 No 8

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) was a prolific and versatile composer who made richly diverse contributions to practically every genre of classical music. As a violist and keyboard player, he had a particular affinity with chamber music composition. Some of his chamber outputs held significance at crucial milestones in his career, as the items on this disc clearly corroborate. Dvořák began to compose his Sonatina Op 100 in 1893 and completed it the same year, dedicating it 'to my children' after taking into consideration his fifteen year old daughter's piano playing abilities, and ten year old son's violin. It was 'intended for young people ... but grown-ups, too, may not be unwilling to amuse themselves with it.'

Recorded 8-9 March 2019 at Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (Piano Trio) and 31 January 2021 at Clairmont Hall, Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University, Israel (Sonatina and Slavonic Dances).