French piano trio appearing with violist Bruno Pasquier as a piano quartet. Each member has solo career and extensive chamber music experience. CDs on Harmonia Mundi label.
Trio Pennetier-Pasquier-Pidoux,
Bruno Pasquier
Feb. 11, 2007

Jean-Claude Pennetier - piano
Régis Pasquier - violin Roland Pidoux - cello
with Bruno Pasquier - viola

Known in Europe as “Les Musiciens”, the members of this trio were students together at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris where each graduated with top honours and where Régis Pasquier and Roland Pidoux teach. The Trio tours Europe and North and South America to critical acclaim, at the same time each member has a major solo career. Pianist Jean-Claude Pennetier has many awards including the Prix Gabriel Fauré; he has also composed and conducted. Violinist Régis Pasquier’s prizes include the Georges Enesco Prize from the Academy of French Recording and the Charles Cros Prize for Best Soloist for 1991. Cellist Roland Pidoux performs with top artists and has served as artistic director for a series of recordings for Harmonia Mundi. Violist Bruno Pasquier is an equally renowned soloist and chamber musician with many prizes. He plays an early 17th century Paolo Maggini viola and joins the Trio to perform works from the piano quartet literature.

Fourth appearance for the LMMC in this formation.

Programme:

Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478 (1785)
Allegro
Andante
Rondo: Allegro
Chausson Piano Quartet in la majeur, Ppus 30 (1897)
Animé
Très calme
Simple et sans hâte
Animé
Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major, Opus 47 (1842)
Sostenuto assai: Allegro ma non troppo
Scherzo: Molto vivace
Andante cantabile
Finale: Vivace

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