Released: 15 February 2019

Reference: AP198

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Recorded by Little Tribeca at the église luthérienne du Bon Secours (Paris) in April 2018

Artistic direction, sound engineering, editing and mastering: Ignace Hauville

Joseph Metral plays a violin Jules Joseph Grandjon (1860)
Justine Metral plays a cello Franck Ravatin (2017)
Victor Metral plays a Steinway D-274 (tuning: Pierre Malbos)


5 de Diapason5 Classica

Released: 15 February 2019

Reference: AP198

Mendelssohn: Piano Trios




Joseph on the violin, Justine on the cello and Victor on the piano won the first prize of the International Joseph Haydn Competition in Vienna in 2017, one of the most prestigious awards they could ever get. The Trio Metral is indeed a young promising ensemble which is made up of siblings. Their energy and sensitivity are equally breathtaking. Concrete evidence of this talent is given in their first album in which they play Mendelssohn's Piano Trios. The dark atmosphere of those two works progresses towards a luminous vitality. A dramatic architecture that the three musicians act with an intensity that reflects an already strong artistic temper. Born in the imagination of a precocious composer, the programme perfectly fits the Trio Metral. A young ensemble to discover ... and to follow!


In the press

The playing of the three siblings the Trio Metral is unfailingly mellifluous, with tonal beauty and sophisticated interplay of voices.
Tim Homfray - The Strad

A very high level.
Harriet Smith - Gramophone


Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Piano trios Nos. 1 & 2

Piano Trio no.1, op.49
1. Molto allegro agitato
2. Andante con molto tranquillo
3. Scherzo : Leggiero e vivace
4. Finale : Allegro assai appassionato

Piano Trio no.2, op.66
5. Allegro energico e con fuoco
6. Andante espressivo
7. Scherzo : Molto allegro quasi presto
8. Finale : Allegro appassionato

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