Ssens Trio – Pressen skrev

Uddrag af anmeldelser fra internationale musiktidsskrifter af Ssens Trios to CD-udgivelser:
Mozarts Divertimento m.m. og Beethovens strygetrioer op. 3 og op. 8.

“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)

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)