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HAYDN - HUMMEL CD (Mirare)

Gramophone, february 2015, Nalen Anthoni


Conversational and commited, Trio Chausson's Haydn moves from urgency to the more cheerful without for a moment letting up on their thrilling exploration of every line and theme.

Trio Chausson’s interpretation, at a tempo about 10 points below the Beaux Arts, Florestan and András Schiff, abounds in harmonic pointing and expressive detail.(…). Pianist Boris de Larochelambert leads and supports, both in the depths of the Andante and in steely resolve for the Presto finale. Never trivial, he weights both individual notes and chords with care, his colleagues matching his rhythmic patterns in the Allegro moderato of No 12, easing and tightening tempo, accenting and shading phrases according to how they choose to characterise the music’s shifting tonality. These musicians offer their own dynamics and elucidation, smilingly recreating the second movement’s Trio in the relative major (…)
Hummel, is no mean composer of the genre either. Trio Chausson don’t relax their probing vigilance; and Hummel benefits. An outstanding disc.

 

 

DEBUSSY - CHAMINADE - LENORMAND CD (Mirare)

 

BBC Music Magazine, July 2012 ****

 

Rare early Debussy, the great but under-rated Chaminade, the unjustly forgotten Lenormand: three French trios take us by surprise with the quality of their inventiveness and beauty. Superbly played.

 

CLASSIC FM, Jane Jones, July 2012

 

Delicate yet precise, thrilling but warm, it's a CD which deserves to bring them further international recognition.

REUTLINGEN - STADTHALLE

Südwest Presse, Susanne Eckstein, 16.12.2016

Anyone who had expected light, piano-accented food at Haydn's Trio Hob.XV: 1 was surprised by a profound interpretation. The pianist Boris de Larochelambert transformed the work into a caprice with baroque reminiscences. The strings' colleagues contributed highly concentrated an accompaniment and curlicue.(…)
Freely and with great gesture, the three musicians spread the treasures of Cecile Chaminade's second Piano trio in orchestral sound: Glowing tremulations, sweet cantilenas, grandiose increases to ecstasy. Total silence in the hall after the final note of the movement Lento. The audience was as captivated and enjoyed hereafter the fast final movement – great music in a congenial performance.

Reutlinger General-Anzeiger, Christoph B. Ströhle, 15.12.2016

The musicians embraced Beethoven's Piano Trio in D major op. 70.1 ("Ghost") magnificently. Schreiber, Landowski and de Larochelambert (…) know to create an event particularly with the core piece, the slow movement with ghostly pale sounds, gloomy choral clashes, and melancholic-graceful singing. (…)
Fancifully internalized waltzes followed later in a transcription of Hector Berlioz 'Un Bal from "Symphonie fantastique". A magnificent whisper and pearls in the piano merged with melodious freshness and passion in the strings. Rich applause followed.
 

KLAGENFURT - MOZATGEMEINDE

 

Kleine Zeitung Klagenfurt, HC, 21.03.2016

 

Rhythmic finesse

 

With magnificent shades and much verve Beethoven's Trio "Ghost" was performed by the young, award-winning French Piano Trio Chausson. The musicians equally captivated in Brahms’ Trio no. 3 op. 101 creating rich colors, rhythmic finesse, masterful virtuosity and vitality.

 

 

BENSHEIM - PARKTHEATER

 

Mannheimer Morgen, Klaus Roß, 19.01.2016

 

Discoveries for enthusiasts of romantics

 

From the tasty flowing first movement to the featherweight Scherzo, the intense "Elegia" to the fiery finale, this was a plea for Anton Arenski at high-end. Boris de Larochelambert proved to be as virtuoso as an arranger as a pianist with his simply congenial trio version of Ravel's hit "La Valse". The splendidly energetic playing secured the original adaptation the best effect including creating a great furor. In Ernest Chausson’s Trio opus 3 the guests also met the sound of the late romantics following Cesar Franck perfectly (...).The outstandingly sensitive pianist and the two refined string players Strings provided instrumental highlights in abundance. Schubert's Notturno Es-dur D 897 followed upon great applause as an exquisite encore.

 

 

FRANKFURT - ALTE OPER

 

Frankfurter Neue Presse, 20.04.2013

 

The Trio Chausson trio formed the three parts (Haydn's Piano trio in E flat major, Beethoven's second Trio in G major from op.1 and Chausson's op. 3 in G minor) full of character, with an extraordinary variable and diversified expression. Vividly and with a fresh approach Philippe Talec (violin), Antoine Landowski (violoncello) and Boris de Larochelambert (piano) articulate Beethoven's exploration of new horizons. The inner logic of Chausson's relation-based Trio was captured by the trio and played with nuances and soul. An enlightening soiree.

 

 

HANNOVER - BEETHOVENSAAL

 

Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, 19.03.2011

 

The Trio Chausson presented the huge orchestral score of Ravel's "La Valse" in their own arrangement for piano trio and astonished with refined, crisp and extraordinary sound effects that drove away all desires for the original version. It was a brilliant demonstration of a completely new interpretation of something quite familiar. Previously the musicians had presented Chopin’s Piano Trio in G minor, bringing it out of its niche existence firmly into the mainstream. In the beguiling "heavenly sounds" of Schubert's Notturno in E flat major, one would have heard a pin drop during their riveting performance.  

 
 

BONN - REDOUTE

 

General Anzeiger, 4.2010

 

One could nearly have the feeling that Joseph Haydn's piano trio Nr. 44 in E major is composed of the different classical, baroque and romantic epochs. In the recent chamber concert in the course of the "Rising Stars" series in the Redoute the Trio Chausson boasts enormous creative power. As such it would seem that the later work of Joseph Haydn was created for this formation so that they could immerse themselves in the dangerous waters of apparent musicality.
Playing at any given moment at the limit of what is musically possible, nothing appeared to be immoderate, nothing was touched by sentimentality. The late Haydn-Trio evened out the limits of the piece; the almost eccentric style was entirely exhausted, without having unbalanced the music.
A homogeneous final was found with Pascal Dusapin's "Trio Rombach" from 1997. The work was presented by the three musicians intensely and pulsating and appeared to be mosaic-like fissured. In the second half the Trio offered a very tense, determined and at the same time colorful interpretation of Johannes Brahms' Trio op. 8 in H major. "Rising Stars" is by no means exaggerated as to the Trio Chausson.

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