THE NEW RECORDS,
January 1971.

The Pittsburgh Trio is known, other than on this disc, as The Musica Viva Trio and has been concertizing for some years. Previously with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Theo Salzman and Harry Franklin are now members of the Carnegie-Mellon University faculty. Bernard Goldberg, since 1947, has been principal flutist of the Pittsburgh Symphony and is one of the best in the business. His superb tone enhances every Pittsburgh performance, and its clarity is a joy on this disc. He teaches at Duquesne University School of Music.

The Weber trio has appeared in discs before; the Dusik is a first recording. Dusik is more commonly known as Dussek. He lived from 1760 to 1812 and was, at one time or another, a resident of many different European countries. Primarily a piano virtuoso of the same rank as Clementi and Hummel, he wrote music that is typically facile and of a surprisingly good substance. The Pittsburgh trio plays both Dusik and Weber superbly; featuring good sound, this is an altogether splendid disc.

By Enos E. Shupp, Jr.