Eaken Trio + 1
John Eaken, violin, Andrew Rammon, cello, Gloria Whitney, piano, with Joseph Esmilla, guest violist
"An apt coupling, beautifully executed…" "The performances are perfectly lovely." "…this is most refreshing, always intensely musical."
"The musicianship, vitality and charm sustained within these two beloved sets released by Con Brio Recordings make EAKEN TRIO + 1 a must-have for lovers of chamber music."
"…the performances on this new CD are unquestionably of a high professional caliber…"
"Most Wonderful Time is not your usual recording of holiday music. First of all, the arrangement of each piece is a thoughtfully planned trio in an appropriate style. Secondly, the virtuosi of the Eaken Trio play each selection with flawless precision and a great deal of panache. Thus, the disc is programmed so that the beginning of each piece heralds the approach of something new and pleasing to the ear. The result is a fascinating journey through seasonal offerings, most of which are familiar but are heard here in new and different settings."