JEAN FRANÇAIX (1912-1997): String Trio, BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890-1959): String Trios Nos. 1 and 2, GEORGE ENESCU (1881-1955): Aubade in C.
Catalogue Number: 09N053
Label: Stone Records
Description: Devotees of string trios will find rare repertoire here: Martinu's first trio (1924) was only discovered in 2005 and first recorded in 2009 (see 06K014 for that premiere release); his second from 1934 is only available on one other single disc release, so it's good to have them both together. Françaix, ever bright, fresh and witty (1933) is only available on two other hard-to-find labels while this is the only available recording of Enescu's four-and-a-half minute Aubade, a fresh, morning serenade with flavors of Romanian folk music, which dates from 1899, the same year as his second violin sonata. Lendvai String Trio.