RECORDINGS

Toccata Records
CD TOCC0369

David Matthews - Complete Piano Trios

Leonore Piano Trio
Benjamin Nabarro, Gemma Rosefield, Tim Horton

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
I Con vivacità
II Andante moderato
III Song for Gemma: Andante trasognato – Allegro appassionato


 
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"The Leonore Piano Trio have clearly lived with this music; their playing is alert and stylish, unafraid to let me melodies sore. ‘Their performances seem to me definitive’, says Matthews.’
Richard Bratby, Gramophone

‘Lyrical lines are played with a poignancy and delicacy by an ensemble who thoroughly believe in the music.’
Martin Cullingford, Gramophone

‘David Matthews is doubly fortunate. […] on this disc, he has the wonderful, technically impeccable and sensitive Leonore Piano Trio as his performers.’
Gary Higginson, MusicWeb International


Hyperion Records

Taneyev & Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Trios

Leonore Piano Trio
Benjamin Nabarro, Gemma Rosefield, Tim Horton

Piano Trio in D major Op 22 by Sergei Taneyev
Piano Trio in C minor by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Hyperion CD 68159

 
REVIEWS:
 
 

"Sizzling performance of two late Romantic piano trios"

The thrilling performances of the Leonore Piano make these late Romantic works come alive and Hyperion has provided their usual superb sonics.
Robert Moon, Audiophile Audition April 2017 >>> more

The Leonore Piano Trio – Benjamin Nabarro (violin); Gemma Rosefield (cello) and Tim Horton (piano) are fine interpreters; Nabarro and Rosefield’s duet in the penultimate movement [of the Taneyev] is noteworthy. […] [For the Rimsky-Korsakov,] the Leonore Piano Trio evoke the rainbow colours and myriad shapes, moving quickly from dark and expansive (first movement) to slithers of iridescence (second movement). Horton brings an uneasy sense of trepidation to the third movement, foreshadowing the bittersweet piano solo in the finale. The balance of instruments is excellent throughout.
Claire Jackson, BBC Music Magazine ****

Taneyev, more astute than Tchaikovsky was in finding a balance between the piano and the two string instruments, is also far more resourceful in tonal colouring, in contrapuntal knitting and pitting of parts and in the general sense of creative momentum and coherence. These are qualities that the Leonore harness to terrific effect [...]
Geoffrey Norris, Gramophone

With the British Leonore Piano Trio, [the music] is all about naturalness and spontaneity, partly driven by the driving force of the expressive pianist Tim Horton. [...] The kaleidoscopic mood swings are particularly hard-hitting [...] Intense, and concentrated, [...] the technical finish is flawless.
Aart van der Wal, Opus Klassiek


Hyperion Records
Hyperion CDA68113

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892)

Leonore Piano Trio
Benjamin Nabarro, Gemma Rosefield, Tim Horton

Piano Trio No 1 in C minor Op 7
Piano Trio No 2 in B minor
Piano Trio No 3 in A minor Op 26

 
 
REVIEWS:
 
 

...powerful performance by the Leonore Piano Trio. Their huge dynamic range is effortlessly accommodated by the recording.
Andrew McGregor, BBC Radio 3 Record Review
'Disc of the Week'

The suavity of playing is another key factor in lending all three trios the polish and panache that they merit.
Geoffrey Norris, Gramophone

There’s high virtuosity all round—superb light, dazzling backgrounds from Tim Horton, searing intensity of tone from violinist Benjamin Nabarro and cellist Gemma Rosefield [...] it’s terrific stuff.
Jessica Duchen, BBC Music Magazine ****

A remarkable disc of his piano trios by the Leonore, who make a good case of them [...] a real discovery
The Sunday Times

Benjamin Nabarro, Gemma Rosefield and Tim Horton make a very convincing case for this trio of trios
MusicWeb International

The Leonore Piano Trio, with none other than Tim Horton on piano, delivers clean, light performances that respect the music's craft without trying to make of it more than is there.
AllMusic, USA

The Leonore Piano Trio has much to offer in regard to its meticulous observing of Lalo’s wide-ranging dynamics … on balance, this is the finest release with all three Lalo trios in the present and past catalogs
ClassicsToday.com


Hyperion Records
Hyperion CDA68015

Anton Arensky (1861-1906)

Leonore Piano Trio
Benjamin Nabarro, Gemma Rosefield, Tim Horton

Piano Trio No 1 in D minor Op 32
Piano Trio No 2 in F minor Op 73
Vocalise (No 14 of Songs, Op 34)

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943), arr. Julius Conus (1869-1942)

 
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"the Leonore Trio do much to persuade us to listen anew to Arensky – too often dismissed as a lightweight Tchaikovsky – playing with sumptuous breadth and beguiling warmth in the first trio, and with appropriate seriousness of intent in the altogether graver second. Revelatory playing from Benjamin Nabarro, violin, Gemma Rosefield, cello, and Tim Horton, piano.
The Observer ****