Melba Recordings

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Otago Daily Times (NZ)
Geoff Adams

Following its earlier release on this label, this fine Australian piano trio plays Smetana's Piano Trio in G minor, Op.15 and Dvorak's ''Dumky'' Piano Trio in E Minor Op.90 B166. The two Czech composers were great Bohemians and these romantic works are masterpieces, but the disc really awards its title to its closing brevity that is a world premiere recording.

This is Nicholas Buc's amusing arrangement of the late Freddie Mercury's song Bohemian Rhapsody, a huge hit for the Queen pop group. This trio performs serious music most impressively but enjoys playing with pop encores; it has had Youtube hits with this and Stairway to Heaven. As usual Melba enhances the performances with immaculate sound recording, deluxe packaging and notes.

Highlight: Freddie Mercury's song lives as a fun piano trio item!