Dimension Trio showcase their prestigious talents in their debut disc of 'Fantasy Trios' with music by Suk, Schoenberg, Bridge and Ireland.
Josef Suk composed 'Elegy' to mark the 1st anniversary of the revered Czech poet, Julius Zeyer, death in 1902, originally scored for larger ensemble including harp and harmonium, but heard here in piano trio form.
Composed in a mere 3 weeks, Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht is a passionate interpretation of Richard Dehmel's poem of the same name, in which a woman confesses a dark secret to her lover. It is heard here in trio version, arranged by Eduard Steuermann, pupil of Schoenberg, who made the arrangement at the specific request of Alice Moller, a Viennese patroness of the arts which remained unpublished as recently as 1993.
In 1908, Frank Bridge won first prize in the annual Cobbett Prize Competition for his Phantasie in C minor. John Ireland gained second prize in the same competition for Phantasie Trio in A minor, dedicated to his teacher Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. Walter Willson Cobbett, a wealthy businessman and amateur musician, founded the competition to promote single-movement 'Fantasia' form works which seemed to him a distinctively English genre which had been crowded out by the sonata-form works of Mozart and Haydn and Beethoven.
DIMENSION is a violin, cello and piano trio of internationally renowned young musicians Anthony Hewitt, Rafal Zambrzycki-Payne and Thomas Carroll.
Winners of the 2005 Parkhouse International Chamber Music Competition and the 2004 South East Music Schemes.