Trio Zadig: Something in Between
The Trio Zadig from Paris, who have been awarded eleven international prizes, presents their debut CD under the title “Something in Between”. The three musicians from France and the USA deal with their origins on this CD. The exceptionally gripping recording features the overture to “Candide” as well as a fantasy on themes from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” ( both arranged by Bruno Fontaine), a work by the French composer Benjamin Attahir (*1989), a friend of the ensemble, and Maurice Ravel’s only piano trio as the heart and musical home of the trio.
The magazine Pizzicato is enthusiastic: “Fontaine has succeeded in creating a small masterpiece of transcription, and the Zadigs play ravishingly”. Also RBB Kulturradio has just recommended the CD and rounded off its review, referring to the title: “The Trio Zadig doesn’t make a debut somewhere ‘in between’, but at the top of the young piano trios”. An artistic video on this CD, which breathes the cinematic flair of the 1940s and 1950s, is available here.