Schubert: Piano Trios 1 & 2 (2CD)

Harmonia Mundi
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Trio Wanderer

The Trio Wanderer celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2007, and to celebrate Harmonia Mundi re-released these two CDs, which offer a chance to rediscover the group's recording of Schubert's complete music for piano trio, enthusiastically received by the critics on its release in 2000.

The set closely follows the composer's evolution from his beginnings as a gifted schoolboy to his maturity, illustrating the gradual emancipation of his style through constant struggle with the masters of the past – Mozart, Haydn, and of course Beethoven.

These trios enjoyed a new lease of life in the 1970s thanks to the success of the film Barry Lyndon.

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Gramophone Magazine

“High-voltage late and early Schubert from a trio of Frenchmen beautifully played”

BBC Music Magazine

“…trio Wanderer…approach Schubert not so much as an early Romantic, but rather as a fantastically imaginative and generous Classicist… The sense of sparkling, intimate exchange between the three players is as vital and at times as sophisticated as in Haydn. There's a tremendous sense of fun in the finales of both trios.”

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Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major, D898

Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D929

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