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David Matthews Piano Trios

Toccata Classics, TOCC0369

One reviewer described David Matthews’ string quartets as ‘musical thinking of the highest order and quartet writing in the great tradition of Beethoven, Bartók, Britten, and Tippett’ – influences Matthews readily acknowledges. These three piano trios evoke two other masters, since they have something of the drama of Shostakovich and the lyrical intensity of Vaughan Williams – all elements drawn together in Matthews’ own voice to make these works some of the most moving chamber music of recent years.


Leonore Piano Trio

David Matthews – Complete Piano Trios

Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 34 (1983)
Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 61 (1993)
Piano Trio No. 3, Op. 97 (2005)

Journeying Songs, Op. 95, for solo cello (2004–8)
Gemma Rosefield, cello

Further recordings
Bargiel: Piano Trios Nos 1 & 2

Hyperion CDA68342

Litolf Piano Trios

Hyperion CDA68305


First Hand Records, FHR90

Parry: Piano Trio No 2 and Piano Quartet

Hyperion CDA68276

Parry Piano Trios 1 and 3

Hyperion CDA68243

Pixis Piano Trios

Hyperion CDA68207

Taneyev & Rimsky-Korsakov Piano Trios

Hyperion, CDA68159

Lalo Piano Trios

Hyperion, CDA68113

Arensky Piano Trios

Hyperion CDA68015

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