Omega Ensemble and ABC Classic have released a new recording, Fauré: Trio in D Minor, Op. 120, his penultimate work.
The Piano trio in D minor, was originally intended as a trio for clarinet, cello and piano. In 1922, the composer wrote to his wife: “I’ve started a trio for clarinet, cello, and piano… The trouble is that I can’t work for long at a time. My worst tribulation is perpetual fatigue.” The reason for abandoning the clarinet version is unknown, and the work was subsequently published for violin, cello and piano. This recording presents a version aligned to Faure’s original idea for the work.