Ssens Trio – Pressen skrev

Uddrag af anmeldelser fra internationale musiktidsskrifter af Ssens Trios tre CD-udgivelser:
“Rivercare” med nyere norske strygetrioer, Mozarts Divertimento m.m. og Beethovens strygetrioer op. 3 og op. 8.

SSENS TRIO: Ricercare (Lawo)

“Jeg har en button på jakka hvor det står «I ❤ Chamber Music». Jeg bærer den på grunn av plater som denne. For dette er kammermusikk på sitt ypperste.” 
Ssens trio kanskje Norges aller råeste kammergruppe akkurat nå. Samspillet gnistrer gjennom hele plata. Det skinner gjennom at de både kjenner hverandre godt, og liker det de gjør. 
Ballade’, september 2022
Norges mest ansete fagmagasin for musik.

Each piece on this meticulously played album helps illuminatiing its companions.
The Gramophone, Andrew Mellor,, august 2022

Beautifully balanced readings of a quartet of Norwegian trios.

Recorded in a supportive but not over-resonant church acoustic, these are all very well-judged performances that bring out the individual characteristics of each composer. Texturally, the three players sound evenly balanced and their individual focus and technical acuity all come across in the punchiness and crispness of attack while at the same time giving voice to the expressive lyricism shared by all four pieces.
The Strad, Matthew Ry, august 2022. e

“This is quite simply one of the finest, and one of the finest played, albums of chamber music that I have encountered all year.
Strongly recommended.”

KlassiskMusikk, Guy Rickards

“The Ssens Trio (pronounce it “essence”) plays with powerful virtuosity and unmistakable devotion to this program.”
Peter Burwasser
Fanfare Magazine jan-feb 2023

Læs hele anmeldelsen herunder

If you have any of those (Trio Zimmermann ( BIS), Hermitage String Trio (Chandos), Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, and Yo-Yo Ma (Sony) or Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, and Leonard Rose, (Sony), or others I haven’t mentioned, I wouldn’t tell you to throw them away, but I will tell you that this new performance by Ssens is the best I’ve ever heard, period. Talk about each instrument being primus inter pares, about every note counting and making a significant contribution to spiritual and sensuous fulfillment, that’s what you have in the Ssens’s reading. — Every note is laid bare, every nuance of phrasing and dynamic fluctuation exposed, and it’s all perfect and incredibly beautiful.
(Jerry Dubins, Fanfare Magazine)

“Aux phrasés decoupés, à la ligne dessinée et articulée du Trio Zimmermann (Bis), ou aux envolées brillantes et solistes de Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian et Yo-Yo Ma (Sony Classical), les Ssens opposent des attaques fondues, des sonorités soyeuses et des textures transpa­rentes et homogènes. Quel équilibre!
(Fabienne Bouvet, Classica, Frankrig)

I sammenligning med Trio Zimmermanns tydelige frasering og velartikulerede, svungne linjer (BIS) og Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian og Yo-Yo Mas brillante, solistiske tilgang (Sony Classical), skiller SSens Trio sig ud med egale ansatser, omhyggelig klangdannelse og gennemsigtige, homogene teksturer. Sikke en balance!
(Oversættelse Marianne Granvig)

“This is the players’ debut album; and with absolutely no hesitation I will say that it goes right to the top of my Beethoven string trios list….
The beauty of tone, nuanced dynamics, sensitivity to the subtleties of phrasing, and rhythmic lift are really quite spellbinding.
Listen to Sølve Sigerland play this passage (den første Menuetto i Es-dur Trioen, red.). Your heart will simultaneously ache and leap for joy. … This is an imperative purchase.”
(Jerry Dubins, Fanfare Magazine)