Already during Mozart’s time, there was great enthusiasm for the genre of the trio: that intimate species of chamber music in which three instruments on an equal footing cultivated conversation with each other whilst challenging their audience.
The three highly regarded musicians bring together compositions here by Beethoven and his teachers – beginning during the period of Empfindsamkeit of the 1780s with Joseph Haydn and ending with the music of the young ’Bonn spitfire’ himself, whose scintillating Serenade, Op. 8 that seems as if it had been written for the spirited playing of these Dresden musicians.
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E Hoffmann - Ensemble magazine (Germany) - June/July 2014