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Trio Chausson Chamber Music Various Countries

Leonard Schreiber (violin), Antoine Landowski (violoncello) and Boris de Larochelambert (piano)

Inspired by Ernest Chausson's stirring and at the same time sparkling music, which is significantly characteristic for an important era of the French art, the ensemble gave its very first concert in the course of the festival de Clairac. This was the beginning of the Trio Chausson's successful career.
In the meantime, the young French Trio Chausson gave numerous concerts in Europe, USA and Brazil. Within the series Rising Stars the trio has performed in major European concert halls as well as the Carnegie Hall New York. They gave highly successful concerts at festivals as Folles Journées Nantes, La Roque d'Anthéron, Tours, Prades, Echternach, Vendsyssel and Heidelberg. They lately appeared in Lucerne, Frankfurt, Munich, Hannover, Grenoble, Venice, Tilburg, Klagenfurt, Metz, Clermont-Ferrand, Paris among others.

The trio has played the first performance of the Triple Concerto by Chausson/Mathieu Lamboley with the Orchestre d’Auvergne at Folles Journées in Nantes among others. The Trio Chausson offers a varied repertoire in various formations e.g. piano quartets with Mathieu Herzog, viola and works with guitar and trumpet.

Mirare Records has released five CD’s with trios by Chausson, Ravel, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Cécile Chaminade, René Lenormand, Haydn and Johann Nepomuk Hummel which garnered great acclaim. The Trio Chausson received the Gramophone “Editor's Choice of the Month” for their latest CD with trios by Haydn and Hummel in March 2015.

The Trio Chausson gained important impulses at the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA) by collaborating with significant chamber musicians such as Hatto Beyerle, Anner Bylsma, Gérard Wyss, Eckart Heiligers, Shmuel Ashkenazy, Rainer Kussmaul and Johannes Meissl. Especially by Hatto Beyerle the trio was intensely fostered.

The Trio Chausson drew the attention as the winner of the International Chamber Music Competition Joseph Joachim in Weimar 2005 as well as laureate of the Joseph Haydn Competition Vienna 2004 with an award for the best interpretation of contemporary music.

Boris de Larochelambert and Antoine Landowski studied individually at the Conservatorium in Paris and had chamber music classes with Pierre-Laurent Aimard together. After graduating they continued studying under Claire Désert, Ami Flammer and Alain Meunier. Leonard Schreiber studied at the Purcell School of Music and Royal College of Music in London graduating with First Class honours. He has performed with the Borodin Quartet, violist Miguel da Silva, cellist Henri Demarquette and pianist Andrei Korobeinikov among others.

Season 2017/18

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News

Trio Chausson performs in Reutlingen

The Trio Chausson will be heard in Reutlingen on 13 December with a German-French programme: Haydn:  Trio G minor Hob. XV: 1, Beethoven: Trio D minor op. 70, 1 „Ghost“, Hector Berlioz: Un Bal from "Sinfonie fantastique" (trio version) and Cécile Chaminade: Trio No. 2 A minor op. 34.

Trio Chausson at Festival Folle Journée in Yekaterinburg

The French ensemble performs at Festival Folle Journée in Yekaterinburg from 8-10 July works by Schubert, Haydn, Bartok, Chopin, Boulanger and Piazzolla.

Trio Chausson performs in Klagenfurt

The Trio Chausson will be heard in Klagenfurt on 17 March with Beethoven’s Trio D major op. 70/1 Ghost, Brahms‘ Trio c minor op. 101 and Wagner’s Isoldes Liebestod (transcription)

Trio Chausson at Folle Journée Festival Nantes

The Trio Chausson gives four concerts at the Folle Journée Festival in Nantes from 3 to 7 February to feature works by Haydn, Schubert, Liszt, Bartok, Lili Boulanger and Astor Piazzolla.

 

 

Trio Chausson performs in Tilburg (NL)

Das Trio Chausson appears in Tilburg (Netherlands) on 12 November to perform Schubert’s Notturno E flat major op. 148, Beethoven’s trio op. 70/1 “Ghost”, Ravel’s La Valse and Ernest Chausson’s Trio g minor op. 3.

Trio Chausson debuts in Denmark

The Trio Chausson gives its Danish debut with a concert at the Vendsyssel Festival on 13 July. The programme features Haydn Trio XV:15 No. 27 C major, Schubert Notturno E flat major op. 148, Ravel La Valse and Ernest Chausson Trio No. 3 g minor.

Trio Chausson received Gramophone Editor’s Choice

The Trio Chausson received the Gramophone Editor's Choice of the month for their latest CD with trios by Haydn and Hummel in March 2015.

Trio Chausson & Antony Hermus in Rouen

The Trio Chausson performs Ernest Chausson’s Triple Concerto D major op. 21 (transcription by Mathieu Lamboley) on 13 February with the Orchestre de l’Opera de Rouen under Antony Hermus in Rouen.

Trio Chausson: New CD with Haydn und Hummel

Mirare Records has released the fifth CD with three piano trios by Joseph Haydn trios (Hob. XV: 1, 12, 27) and the trio by Johann Nepomuk Hummel in F major op. 22.

Trio Chausson on tour in October

The Trio Chausson performs on 10 October in Burghausen (Germany) on 11 October in Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) and on 13 October in Nürtingen (Germany). The young French musicians are on tour with

Rachmaninov Trio No 1 in G minor, Félicien David Trio No 3 in C minor, Schubert Notturno E flat major and Cécile Chaminade Trio No 2 in a minor.

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Trio Chausson gives its debut with Beethoven Triple Concerto

The French Piano Trio played from June 24 to 27, 2014 in four concerts the triple solo part of Beethoven's Concerto with the Schleswig-Holstein Symphony Orchestra.

The Flensburger Tagblatt wrote about the concert: "In ... the piece the three young musicians were focusing hearable on the delicate magic sound and a witty team play, in which they were feeding each other lines"
(Christoph Kalies, 27.06.2014).

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Press

  • Trio Chausson in Reutlingen

    Anyone who had expected light, piano-accented food at Haydn's Trio Hob.XV: 1 was surprised by a profound interpretation. The pianist Boris de Larochelambert transformed the work into a caprice with baroque reminiscences. The strings' colleagues contributed highly concentrated an accompaniment and curlicue.(…)
    Freely and with great gesture, the three musicians spread the treasures of Cecile Chaminade's second Piano trio in orchestral sound: Glowing tremulations, sweet cantilenas, grandiose increases to ecstasy. Total silence in the hall after the final note of the movement Lento. The audience was as captivated and enjoyed hereafter the fast final movement – great music in a congenial performance.

    Südwest Presse, Susanne Eckstein, 16.12.2016

    The musicians embraced Beethoven's Piano Trio in D major op. 70.1 ("Ghost") magnificently. Schreiber, Landowski and de Larochelambert (…) know to create an event particularly with the core piece, the slow movement with ghostly pale sounds, gloomy choral clashes, and melancholic-graceful singing. (…)
    Fancifully internalized waltzes followed later in a transcription of Hector Berlioz 'Un Bal from "Symphonie fantastique". A magnificent whisper and pearls in the piano merged with melodious freshness and passion in the strings. Rich applause followed.

    Reutlinger General-Anzeiger, Christoph B. Ströhle, 15.12.2016

     

     

     

  • Rhythmic finesse

    With magnificent shades and much verve Beethoven's Trio "Ghost" was performed by the young, award-winning French Piano Trio Chausson. The musicians equally captivated in Brahms’ Trio no. 3 op. 101 creating rich colors, rhythmic finesse, masterful virtuosity and vitality .

    Kleine Zeitung Klagenfurt, HC, 21.03.2016

     

     

  • Discoveries for enthusiasts of romantics

    From the tasty flowing first movement to the featherweight Scherzo, the intense "Elegia" to the fiery finale, this was a plea for Anton Arenski at high-end. Boris de Larochelambert proved to be as virtuoso as an arranger as a pianist with his simply congenial trio version of Ravel's hit "La Valse". The splendidly energetic playing secured the original adaptation the best effect including creating a great furor.
    In Ernest Chausson’s Trio opus 3 the guests also met the sound of the late romantics following Cesar Franck perfectly (...).The outstandingly sensitive pianist and the two refined string players Strings provided instrumental highlights in abundance. Schubert's Notturno Es-dur D 897 followed upon great applause as an exquisite encore.

    Mannheimer Morgen, Klaus Roß, 19.01.2016

  • CD Review: Haydn and Hummel Piano Trios

    Instead Trio Chausson’s interpretation, at a tempo about 10 points below the Beaux Arts, Florestan and András Schiff, abounds in harmonic pointing and expressive detail.(…). Pianist Boris de Larochelambert leads and supports, both in the depths of the Andante and in steely resolve for the Presto finale. Never trivial, he weights both individual notes and chords with care, his colleagues matching his rhythmic patterns in the Allegro moderato of No 12, easing and tightening tempo, accenting and shading phrases according to how they choose to characterise the music’s shifting tonality. These musicians offer their own dynamics and elucidation, smilingly recreating the second movement’s Trio in the relative major (…)
    Hummel, is no mean composer of the genre either. Trio Chausson don’t relax their probing vigilance; and Hummel benefits. An outstanding disc.

    Gramophone, Nalen Anthoni, 03/2015

  • CD Haydn/Hummel trios

    The three musicians of the Trio Chausson breathe together, which creates a playful lightness, this airy and yet demanding trios by Haydn benefit from this. (... ) And in Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s well-known Rondo alla turca of the trio in F major, they are showing not claiming to present sensationalism and acceleration, but a sensitive disciplined, yet rampant interaction.

    MDR Figaro online, Grit Schulze, 26.01.2015

  • Haydn, Beethoven and Chausson at Frankfurt Alte Oper

    The Trio Chausson trio formed the three parts (Haydn's Piano trio in E flat major, Beethoven's second Trio in G major from op.1 and Chausson's op. 3 in G minor) full of character, with an extraordinary variable and diversified expression. Vividly and with a fresh approach Philippe Talec (violin), Antoine Landowski (violoncello) and Boris de Larochelambert (piano) articulate Beethoven's exploration of new horizons. The inner logic of Chausson's relation-based Trio was captured by the trio and played with nuances and soul. An enlightening soiree.

    Frankfurter Neue Presse, 20.04.2013

  • CD Debussy, Chaminade, Lenormand

    Rare early Debussy, the great but under-rated Chaminade, the unjustly forgotten Lenormand: three French trios take us by surprise with the quality of their inventiveness and beauty. Superbly played.

    BBC Music Magazine, July 2012 ****

    Delicate yet precise, thrilling but warm, it's a CD which deserves to bring them further international recognition.

    CLASSIC FM, Jane Jones, July 2012

  • Haydn, Chopin and Ravel at Munich Herkulessaal

    The multiple-award winner Trio Chausson is playing with great virtuosity, showing rich tone colours, a perfect sense of balance, individual charm and refinement, and a high consciousness for musical details. A great experience to hear the three musicians fading Ravel’s trio to a fine pianissimo and showing Ravel’s sparkling vitality.

    Süddeutsche Zeitung, Harald Eggebrecht, 12.04.2011

  • Chopin, Schubert and Ravel in Hannover

    The Trio Chausson presented the huge orchestral score of Ravel's "La Valse" in their own arrangement for piano trio and astonished with refined, crisp and extraordinary sound effects that drove away all desires for the original version. It was a brilliant demonstration of a completely new interpretation of something quite familiar. Previously the musicians had presented Chopin’s Piano Trio in G minor, bringing it out of its niche existence firmly into the mainstream. In the beguiling "heavenly sounds" of Schubert's Notturno in E flat major, one would have heard a pin drop during their riveting performance.  

    Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, Günter Helms, 19.03.2011

Programmes

Programmes 2017/18/19Wagner: Isoldes Liebestod (transcription Boris de Larochelambert)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Trio D major op. 1 (1910)
Schubert: Notturno in E flat major, op. 148/ D 897
Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque in G minor
Shostakovich: Trio No. 2 E minor, op. 67
Mendelssohn: Trio No. 1 D minor, op. 49
Haydn: Trio in C major, Hob XV:27
Mendelssohn: Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 49
Tchaikovsky: Trio in A minor, op. 50
Aaron Copland: Trio "Vitebsk" (1928)
Cecile Chaminade: Trio No. 2 in A minor, op. 34
Ernest Chausson: Trio in G minor, op. 3
Chopin: Introduction et Polonaise brillante op. 3
Berlioz: Un Bal" from „Sinfonie fantastique" (trio version)
Chopin: Valse A major op. 42
Chopin: Mazurka B minor op. 27/4
Bartok: Rumanian Dances op. 8a/1
Ravel: La Valse (transcription)
Beethoven: Trio in E flat major, op. 70/2
Brahms: Trio No. 3 in C minor, op. 101
Wagner: Isoldes Liebestod (transcription)
Hummel: Trio in F major, op.22
Beethoven: Triple concerto (transcription Reinecke)
Smetana: Trio in G minor, op.15
Beethoven : Trio in E flat major, op.70/2 or op.1/1
Chausson: Trio in G minor, op.3
Ravel: La Valse (transcription)
Arensky: Trio in D minor op.32
Tchaikovsky: Trio in A minor op.50
Haydn: Trio in G major, Hob. XV:25 "Gypsies"
Brahms: Trio in C major, op.87
Liszt: Hungarian rhapsody No.12 (transcription)
Schubert: Notturno in E flat major, D,948
Bartók: 6 Romanian dances, Sz.56 & op.8/1 (transcription)
DancesRameau: Pièces de clavecin en concert Nr. 4: I.La Pantomime
J.S. Bach: Trio Sonata: II. Largo – III. Allegro
Haydn: Trio in G minor, Hob XV:1
Haydn: Trio in G major, Hob XV:25: II. Adagio
Beethoven: Trio No. 1 in D major, op. 70 „Ghost" I. Vivace
Schumann: Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 63: II. Scherzo
Anton Arensky: Trio No. 1 D minor, op. 32: Scherzo
Ernest Chausson: Trio in G minor, op. 3: IV. Finale

Bohème
Haydn: Trio Hob. XV:25 "Gypsies"
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody
Bartók: Rumanian Dances op. 8a/1 + Sz. 56
Pablo de Sarasate: Gypsy Airs
Dvorak: Trio e minor op. 90 "Dumky"
Shakespeare
(Macbeth)
Beethoven: Trio D major op. 70/1
(Romeo and Juliet)
Schubert: Notturno E flat major D. 897
Prokofjew: From "Romeo and Juliet": The Fight or Dance of the Knights
(A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Brahms: Trio B major op. 8
Mendelssohn: Excerpts from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
oder
York Bowen: Trio e minor, op. 118 (1945)
Tchaikovsky and "Aleko"Tchaikovsky: Trio in A minor, op. 50 with silent film of the ballet “Aleko” (1943),
Choreography: Leonid Massine, costums, stage set: Marc Chagall

Quartet programme with Alexander Pavlovsky, violaMozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 G minor
Beethoven: Trio op.11 B flat major
Wagner: Isoldes Liebestod (transcription Boris de Larochelambert)
Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 C minor
Quartet programme with Andrea Soare, sopranoRavel: Shéhérazade (transcription for soprano and trio)
Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque in G minor
Bizet: Les adieux de l'hôtesse arabe
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette "Je veux vivre"
Quartet programme with Romain Leleu, trumpetBeethoven: Trio in B flat major, op.11
Chopin: Introduction et Polonaise brillante, op.3 (trio transcription)
Milhaud: Le boeuf sur le toit (transcription for trio and trumpet)
Chaminade: Trio No. 2 in A minor, op.34
Scriabine: Poem of extasy (transcription for trio and trumpet)
Quartet programmes with Mathieu Herzog, viola:C.P.E. Bach: Piano Quartet Wq 94 or 95
Schumann: Piano Quartet E flat major, op. 47
Brahms: Piano Quartet in C minor, op. 60
or
Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25
or
Faure: Piano Quartet No. 1 C minor, op. 15
Quartet programme with N.N., mezzosopranoHummel: Trio in F major, op.22
Shostakovich: 7 romances, op.127 for mezzo-soprano and trio
Ravel: Shéhérazade (transcription for mezzo-soprano and trio)
Chaminade: Trio in A minor, op.34
Quintet programme:Brahms: Quintet in F minor, op. 34
Franck: Quintet in F minor
Beethoven: Triple concerto in C major, op.56
Chausson: Triple concerto in D major, op.21

Discography

Haydn, Hummel

Joseph Haydn: Hob. XV: 1, 12, 27
Johann Nepomuk Hummels: Trio in F minor, op. 22
Mirare/Harmonia Mundi (2014)

Cecile Chaminade, Claude Debussy, René Lenormand Trios by Cecile Chaminade, Claude Debussy and René Lenormand
Mirare/Harmonia Mundi (2012)
Chopin, Liszt Chopin: Trio op. 8
Chopin: Introduction op. 3
Liszt: Tristia
Mirare/Harmonia Mundi (2010)
Schubert Schubert: Piano Trio E flat major op. 100, Piano Quintet "Trout"
Noriko Inoué (viola), Pénélope Poincheval (bass)
Mirare/Harmonia Mundi (2008)
Chausson, Ravel Trios by Ernest Chausson and Maurice Ravel
Mirare/Harmonia Mundi (2008)

Repertoire

Arensky, Anton Trio No. 1 D minor, op. 32
Bach, C.P. Emanuel 6 small trio sonatas
Quartet in D major, Wq94
Quartet  in G major, Wq95
Quartet (Trio Sonata with viola) in G major
Trio Sonatas in B flat major / C major
Bach, Johann Sebastian „O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß", BXV 622 (trio version)
Sonate à tre from „Musikalisches Opfer" (transcription: Casella)
Trio Sonata C major
Baker, David Roots II
Bartók, Béla 6 Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56 (transcription)
Romanian Dance No. 1, op. 8 (transcription)
Beethoven, Ludwig van Kakadu Variations, op. 121
Quartet in E flat major, op. 16
Trio No. 1 in E flat major, op. 1
Trio No. 2 in G major, op. 1
Trio No.3 in C minor, op. 1
Trio No. 1 in D major, op. 70 „Ghost"
Trio No. 2 in E flat major, op. 70
Trio in B major, op. 97 „Archduke"
Triple Concerto in C major, op. 56
Variations in E flat major, op. 44
Berlioz, Hector „Un Bal" from „Sinfonie fantastique"  (trio version)
Bernstein, Leonard Trio (1914)
Boulanger, Lili D'un matin de printemps (1918)
D'un soir triste (1918)
Bowen, York Trio in E minor, op.118 (1945)
Brahms, Johannes Piano Quintet in F minor, op. 34
Quartet No. 1 in G minor, op. 25
Quartet No. in 3 C minor, op. 60
Trio No. 1 in B major, op. 8
Trio No. 2 in C major, op. 87
Trio No. 3  in C minor, op. 101
Busoni, Ferruccio Theme with variations, op. 18a
Buxtehude, Dietrich Trio Sonata in F major, BuxWV 252
Trio Sonata in G major, BuxWV 253
Chaminade, Cécile Trio No. 2 in A minor, op. 34
Chausson, Ernest Triple Concerto in D major, op. 21 (transcription)
Trio in G minor, op. 3
Chopin, Frédéric Grande Valse in A flat major, op. 42 (transcription)
Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C major, op. 3 (transcription)
Mazurka No. 4 in B flat minor, op. 24 (transcription)
Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, op. 62 (transcription)
Trio in G minor, op. 8
Valse brillante No.1 in A flat major, op. 34 (transcription)
Copland, Aaron Trio "Vitebsk" (1928)
David, Félicien Trio No. 3 in C minor
Debussy, Claude Trio in G major
Dubois, Théodore Trio No. 2 in E major
Dusapin, Pascal Trio Rombach (1997)
Dvořák, Antonín Trio No. 4, op. 90 Dumky"
Ellin, Benjamin Notes on a scene (2010)
Fauré, Gabriel Trio in G minor, op. 120
Franck, César Quintet in F minor
Gicquel, Didier Three portaits of a stainless purity (2008)
Granados, Enrique Trio in C major, op. 50
Haydn, Joseph Trio in G minor, Hob XV:1
Trio in F major, Hob XV:6
Trio in E minor, Hob XV:12
Trio in C major, Hob XV:21
Trio in G major, Hob XV:25
Trio in C major, Hob XV:27
Trio in E major, Hob XV:28
Trio in E flat major, Hob.XV:29
Huber, Sonia A droite" (2004)
Hummel, Johann N. Trio No. 2 in F major, op. 22
Ives, Charles Trio
Korngold, Erich Wolfgang Trio D Major op. 1 (1910)
Lenormand, René Trio in G minor, op. 30
Liszt, Franz La Notte (transcription)
Orphée (transcription: Saint-Saëns)
Tristia (transcription: Vallée d'Obermann)
Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr. 9 in E major (transcription)
Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr. 12 in C sharp minor (transcription)
Martucci, Giuseppe Trio No. 2 in E flat major, op. 62
Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 49
Trio No. 2 in C minor, op. 66
Milhaud, Darius Le Boeuf sur le toit (transcription)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Trio in B flat major, KV 502
Trio in E major, KV 542
Trio in G major, KV 564
Quartett in G minor, KV 478
Quartett in E flat major, KV 493
Rachmaninov, Sergei Trio élégiaque in G minor
Ravel, Maurice La Valse
Trio in a (1914)
Ries, Ferdinand Trio in F minor op. posth.
Rorem, Ned Spring music
Saint-Saëns, Camille Trio No. 2 in E minor, op. 92
Schubert, Franz Notturno in E flat major, op. 148/ D 897
Quintet in A major,  op. 114 „Trout"
Trio No. 1 in B flat major, op. 99
Trio No. 2 in E flat major, op. 100
Schumann, Robert Quartet in E flat major, op. 47
Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 63
Trio No. 2 in F major, op. 80
Shostakovich, Dmitri Trio No. 2 in E minor, op. 67
Tchaikovsky, Pjotr Iljitsch Trio in A minor, op. 50
Turina, Joaquín Trio No. 2 in B minor, op. 76
Villa-Lobos, Heitor Bacchianas Brasileiras No. 5 (transcription)
Wagner, Richard Die Walküre - Ritt der Walküren (transcription)
Tannhäuser - Overture (transcription)
Tristan und Isolde - Prélude (transcription)
Tristan und Isolde - Isoldes Liebestod (transcription)