By Robert Carl (excerpt, Gramercy Trio)
The Gramercy Trio (Leventhal, Miller, Hodgkinson) is the core ensemble for this program, breaking down into subsets for some pieces, combining with other musicians for larger works. All have collaborated over decades with the composer. The performances couldn’t be better. The sound is suited to chamber music—reverberant but clear and close, as though one is hearing it in an intimate but resonant hall, in the first couple of rows. Highly recommended.