Two British composers who shun being pigeon-holed take different approaches to the challenges of writing a piano trio on an excellent disc by the Italian-Slovenian Avant Piano Trio.

Moments of Vision

At 77 Robin Holloway is celebrated as an essayist and teacher, as well as the composer of a wide range of major works which started in the 1960s as complex and modernist before his controversial switch to Romanticism in the 1970s.

He documents his attempt on the piano trio format in this album’s excellent liner notes. The result might be subtitled Three Soloists in Search of a Trio, for throughout the 11 interconnected movements – or episodes more accurately – piano, violin and cello only come together in the final section, a postlude...