Restoring purity to music as well as serving the composer with the realization of his musical wishes: that is the mission of the Italian (forte)piano trio Voces Intimae. On the programme: a brilliant trio by Mendelssohn that made Schumann rejoice without restraint (“he is the Mozart of the 19th century!”), and a jewel from the oeuvre of Louis Théodore Gouvy.
Even for Voces Intimae Gouvy was once a great unknown. Yet what a discovery! Born in the area of the French-Prussian border, Gouvy managed to combine the best of both traditions in his music: the solidity, power and structural quality of the German repertoire merge with the cosmopolitan, inventive, curious, bubbling character of French music! Equal billing is in order for Gouvy’s superb Trio with work for piano solo by Schumann and a lively Trio by Mendelssohn – one of the most favourite works from his chamber music repertoire!
Luigi De Filippi, violin | Sandro Meo, cello | Riccardo Cecchetti, fortepiano
T. Gouvy: Pianotrio in a, op. 18 | R. Schumann: Fantasiestücke, op. 88 | F. Mendelssohn: Pianotrio in d, op. 49