The piano trio as portraiture - For its first recording Portraits, the audacious Belgian-Dutch Mosa Trio opts for three piano trios in which music and image form an indivisible whole. Shostakovich’s desolately intense tombeau for a friend (the Piano Trio No. 2 of 1944), Sam Wamper’s scintillating portrait of his beloved (2015), and Mathias Coppens’ versatile celebration of listeners and performers (2015). Whether painting or playing, the Mosa Trio pays a generous homage to the coloristic and expressive power of the modern piano trio.
The CD will be released by Antarctica Records link and reflects the identity of the Mosa Trio both in choice of repertoire and in design. The Tintype Studio link carried out the photography and the artwork. Just like the classical piano trio performs contemporary music on this CD, the Tintype Studio makes use of an old photographic process (Wet Plate Collodion) with a modern twist. This is what makes Portraits a true ear- and eye-catcher!