Mithras Trio - Eros - The Guardian

There’s some seriously good chamber music playing on this debut recording by the Mithras Trio, BBC New Generation artists who got together six years ago while studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

An intriguing and eclectic programme begins with Frank Bridge’s Phantasie Trio in C minor, concise yet substantial, and a fine showcase for the teamwork between violinist Ionel Manciu and cellist Leo Popplewell, who approach Bridge’s sweepingly romantic melodies with beautifully matched energy and impetus.

They sign off with Popplewell’s own elegant arrangement of Ginastera’s Danza de la Moza Donosa, the high cello twining around the violin like two dancers in a slow Argentine tango.

The Guardian
09 November 2023