Portuguese Piano Trios vol.1
Past centuries of Portuguese music have left a rich and varied legacy of repertoire inspired by various national and international aesthetic trends. Luiz Costa’s teaching was influential on generations of Portuguese musicians, his Trio, Op. 15 representing his mature neo-classical style and including the most moving Adagio he ever wrote. The wide expressive range of Claudio Carneyro’s Trio, Op. 24 blends both modern and archaic techniques into a work of intimacy, joyousness and drama. Sergio Azevedo is one of Portugal’s leading contemporary composers, his Hukvaldy Trio drawing on fragments by Janáček to create an eerie interaction of past and present.