Ensemble Vivant — the core of which is piano, violin and cello — has been recording and performing to sold-out houses throughout North America and Europe for over 20 years. Their quest is to discover and reveal rarely heard but deserving works from the classical repertoire as well new versions of vastly diverse styles from jazz to musical theatre to Latin Dance. No matter the genre, the repertoire chosen for is timeless and at the same time new. Whether an old favorite or an intriguing discovery, each piece displays the ensemble’s radiant energy and attention to detail.
The group’s center is pianist Catherine Wilson. Repeatedly honored for her exceptional artistry and sensitive musicality, virtuoso pianist she is one of this generation’s most interesting and innovative classical instrumentalists. She has won the hearts of fans and critics alike with inspired, soulful interpretations. Her renditions of Chopin (described as “exquisite” by the Toronto Star) have been compared to the great Arthur Rubinstein. Ms. Wilson made her triumphant debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2005 at the invitation of Maestro Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops where she performed the Leroy Anderson Piano Concerto.
Ensemble Vivant is dedicated to celebrating excellence in the performance and recording of great music, Catherine and the Ensemble are excited and proud to be able to introduce innovative artists and beautifully crafted music programs.
Notes on the music
The album is dedicated to mainstream classical piano o chamber literature.
Ensemble Vivant performs Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120 by Gabriel Fauré, Nocturne for Piano, Violin, Cello in E-flat major, Op. 148 by Franz Schubert, Three Nocturnes for Piano, Violin and Piano by Ernest Bloch and the Four Pieces for Piano, Violin and Cello by Charles-Marie Widor.
Ensemble Vivant - The Romantics Track Listing:
1. Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120 by Faure, Gabriel
2. Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120 by Faure, Gabriel
3. Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120 by Faure, Gabriel
4. Piano Trio in E flat major ("Nocturne") (Adagio only), D. 897 (Op. posth. 148) by Schubert, Franz
5. Nocturnes (3), for piano, violin & cello by Bloch, Ernest
6. Nocturnes (3), for piano, violin & cello by Bloch, Ernest
7. Nocturnes (3), for piano, violin & cello by Bloch, Ernest
8. Pieces (4) for violin, cello & piano by Widor, Charles-Marie
9. Pieces (4) for violin, cello & piano by Widor, Charles-Marie
10. Pieces (4) for violin, cello & piano by Widor, Charles-Marie
11. Pieces (4) for violin, cello & piano by Widor, Charles-Marie