Piano Trio in G Major, L. 3: I. Andantino con moto allegro
Piano Trio in G Major, L. 3: II. Scherzo. Moderato con allegro
Piano Trio in G Major, L. 3: III. Andante espressivo
Piano Trio in G Major, L. 3: IV. Finale. Appassionato
The crème de la crème of francophone chamber musicians give us three Debussy sonatas, the Piano Trio, and his languid, heavenly Syrinx for solo flute. There is a wonderful rapport between pianist Bertrand Chamayou and Renaud Capuçon in the Violin Sonata, and with young Edgar Moreau in the Cello Sonata; it's magical when all three come together for the Piano Trio. The Sonata for flute, viola, and harp (Emmanuel Pahud, Gérard Caussé, and Marie-Pierre Langlamet) is ravishing. Something special happens when musicians play the music of their own country, as this glorious collection proves.