The Florestan Trio now turns its attention to Schumann's Piano Trios. These two works, Opp 63 and 80, were composed in rapid succession in the summer and autumn of 1847, some five years after the prolific year when Schumann composed most of his large-scale chamber works.
The Florestan Trio's earlier CDs, of Dvorák Piano Trios and the complete Brahms Trios, received outstanding praise; this disc is sure to do the same.
'Revelatory performances. Technically flawless, yet they also convey a wonderful feeling of spontaneity and utter commitment to Schumann's art' (Classic CD)
'No one who loves Schumann should miss this outstandingly fine new disc' (BBC Music Magazine)
'Some utterly magical playing here. An exemplary release' (Hi-Fi News)
'Incredibly tender playing of three musicians who are completely at one with each other' (The Scotsman)
'Music-making just doesn't come much more sympathetic or stylish than this. Marvellously poised and evincing an impeccable sense of teamwork. Do try to make the Florestan Trio your first port of call' (Gramophone)
C. Strehk in FonoForum 8 / 99: "Frische Tempi, ein trans-
parenter Ensembleklang, eine durchweg plastische Arti-
kulation, präzis ausgeführte Dynamik- und Akzentsetzungen
schlagen Breschen der Erkenntnis in das komplexe Stimm-
führungsgefüge der Werke, die von Schumanns Kontra-
punktstudien jener Zeit wahrlich nicht unberührt ge-