Trio Cortado

Couleur Locale

The The Hague based Trio Cortado presents their long-expected debut album Couleur Locale at 7 Mountain Records!

Despite their youthful appearance, Jasper Grijpink, Arthur Klaassens and Hannah de Witte have a long history in playing together. With Trio Cortado they express this in the rare combination of cor anglais, flute and bass clarinet.

The program on Couleur Locale is entirely build around clever and carefully made own arrangements of a selection of Debussy piano preludes, Ravels Sonata for Violin and Cello, 2 movements of Tombeau de Couperin + the Menuet in C-sharp minor. And all of this preceded by the radiating 1st Concert Royaux of Couperin.

Impressionistic colours and baroque playing techniques translated through unbelievable blending and lively playing we’re sure you’ll fall in love with!



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4 stars @ De Volkskrant, June ’17: ‘The reeds and flute mix so well, you’re asking yourself why it’s not done much more often.’

Luister, August ’17: ‘Sophisticated interpretations.’

Nederlands Dagblad, May ’17: ‘Entertaining music, lively playing.’

Dagblad van het Noorden, May ’17: ‘A rainbow full of colors.’


1.Concerts Royaux - Premier Concert: Prélude - Gravement (F. Couperin)
2.Concerts Royaux - Premier Concert: Allemande - Légèrement (F. Couperin)
3.Concerts Royaux - Premier Concert: Sarabande - Mesuré (F. Couperin)
4.Concerts Royaux - Premier Concert: Gavotte (F. Couperin)
5.Concerts Royaux - Premier Concert: Gigue - Légèrement (F. Couperin)
6.Concerts Royaux - Premier Concert: Menuet en Trio (F. Couperin)
7.Le Tombeau de Couperin, M.68: I. Prélude (M. Ravel)
8.Le Tombeau de Couperin, M.68: II. Fugue (M. Ravel)
9.Preludes Book 1, L.117 & Book 2, L.123: XI. La danse de Puck (C. Debussy)
10.Preludes Book 1, L.117 & Book 2, L.123: XI. Hommage à S. Pickwick P.P.M.P.C. (C. Debussy)
11.Preludes Book 1, L.117 & Book 2, L.123: V. Bruyères (M. Debussy)
12.Preludes Book 1, L.117 & Book 2, L.123: VI. 'General Lavine' - Eccentric (C. Debussy)
13.Preludes Book 1, L.117 & Book 2, L.123: XII. Minstrels (C. Debussy)
14.Sonata for Violin & Cello, M.73: I. Allegro (M. Ravel)
15.Sonata for Violin & Cello, M.73: II. Très vif (M. Ravel)
16.Sonata for Violin & Cello, M.73: III. Lent (M. Ravel)
17.Sonata for Violin & Cello, M.73: IV. Vif, avec entrain (M. Ravel)
18.Menuet in C-Sharp Minor, M.42 (M. Ravel)