I am just beginning to get acquainted with the Neave Trio. From the tiny bit of research I have done, I read that their violinist Anna Williams studied at the Manhattan School of Music, which is also where I studied violin many years ago.
On their new CD, the Trio performs an early work by Leonard Bernstein, his Trio Op. 2
Listen to a sample:
Most composers were inspired by their predecessors. And I recall a talk by Bernstein in which he recalled that Aaron Copland encouraged him to be more original. Copland said to Bernstein about his music: “This section is warmed over Scriabin. This one is like Mahler. But these two bars are pure Lenny. Write more like that…”
I hear some Prokofiev coming through Bernstein’s Opus 2. I still enjoy this piece a lot…
i hope that you will enjoy it, too.