Welcome to Kickshaw Records, the online home of the new release by the Sylvan Trio of music for flute, cello & piano by Clara Schumann, Mel Bonis, Lili Boulanger, and other women composers. We also feature the debut disc by the Trio Quelque Chose, whose CD of works for violin, horn, & piano by Johannes Brahms, Charles Koechlin, Johann Friedrich Nisle, Harry Bulow, and Astor Piazzolla is available at Amazon, iTunes, and other on-line retailers.
“Three fine musicians, and three fascinating people.” — Fred Child, Performance Today
The Sylvan Trio (flutist Suzanne Bona, cellist Josh Aerie, and pianist Greg Kostraba) presents a recording of music by women composers spanning three centuries. Enjoy a Flute Sonata by a Princess, plus trios by one of the 19th-century’s greatest pianists and a trailblazing composer whose music caused quite a stir in fashionable Parisian salons. The recording also features works for flute and piano, including a Nocturne, Five Bagatelles, and a Reflective Rag.
Trio Quelque Chose
“They are fine musicians, and they play with heart and conviction.” — American Record Guide
Hailed by WORLD Magazine for their “vigorous sensitivity of execution,” Quelque Chose is “something” distinctive – an ensemble dedicated to performing familiar works for violin, horn, and piano, exploring unfamiliar by-ways of the repertoire, and presenting arrangements of music by American composers. Founded by public radio personality Greg Kostraba in 2007, Quelque Chose weaves “their distinctive sounds to create a shimmering musical fabric.” (Toledo Blade)