RICHARD FAITH (b.1926): Piano Trio, Divertimento for 2 Violins, Cello and Piano, Quintet for String Trio, Bassoon and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 06S067
Label: Tantara Records
Description: Professor emeritus at the University of Arizona here in Tucson, Faith is an unashamed neo-Romantic with no stylistic difference between the 1965 trio and the two other works from 2013 and 2014: all three have a propensity for moderate tempos and soft, lyrical melodies that are often poignant, sentimental and musing in quality. Conservative chamber-music collectors shouldn’t hesitate. Woodsmusick Ensemble.