The Benvenue Fortepiano Trio bowed on Avie with an ear-opening account of Mendelssohn’s Piano Trios. Their follow-up is another rarity, Schumann’s Piano Trios performed on period instruments. Anchored by the enterprising violinist Monica Huggett, whose releases on Avie have made the Top Five of the Billboard Classical Chart and earned a Grammy nomination, the Benvenues historically-informed style lend a unique clarity to these early romantic masterpieces. This is the first of two releases by The Benvenue Fortepiano Trio surveying Schumann’s works for the genre.
"...The Benvenue Trio does great justice to this music. Their playing is electrifying, and they are not afraid to live dangerously. They push themselves to the edge and never lose their intensity. This is simply exquisite."
David Jacobson - American Record Guide March/April 2011