“Any chamber music recording that’s so forward-looking that the reward at the end is Ives’s Piano Trio deserves automatic respect.” — Gramophone

“… fleeting glimpses of darting insect pizzicato, rhapsodic sunset glows and trembling piano trills, a blend of languor and apprehension evoking nocturnal mysteries.” — Record Geijutsu


“All the pieces on this disc have a sense of well wrought dialectic, each of the composers wanting us to listen to carefully structured argument. All the works fit into an expressive arc, all are rewarding… The performances from Trio Appassionata are exemplary.” — Planet Hugill

“The execution reflects the performers’ keen awareness of the rhetorical significance that Kotcheff has attached to sonority, resulting in an account that encourages subsequent listening in greater detail.” —

“… the refined interpretation and originality of the programme deserve on the whole nothing but praise, and here is a disc which does not seem to duplicate any other, which is more that can be said for many releases these days…”
— Denis Urval