"…the Kungsbacka Piano Trio holds its own, to be sure, with performances that are full-toned, liquid, lissome, and emotionally engaged ... what I said before about not being thrilled with the programming is simply irrelevant in the face of playing this exquisitely poignant. Therefore, resoundingly recommended."
Jerry Dubins - Fanfare - May/June 2014
"Sound quality is crystal clear and well balanced throughout. Whether you are looking to discover Fauré’s chamber music for the first time or are looking for new, dynamic and well-engineered performances to add to your collection, this album is definitely worth your consideration. This recording was my first exposure to the Kungsbacka Trio, and I’m certainly looking forward to many more great things from this exceptional ensemble."
Albert Lam - MusicWeb-International.com - January 2014
"This release offers one an opportunity to trace Fauré’s transformation from a 19th-century composer to a 20th-century one. You’ve probably heard several versions of the Pavane, but this arrangement for trio is very good. The ‘Sicilienne’ ...is played with refinement by Simon Crawford-Philips."
Greg Pagel - American Record Guide - March/April 2014
"This is a delectable way into Fauré’s chamber music should it be unfamiliar territory. The First Piano Quartet is Fauré at his most luscious and in this new reading, for which the Kungsbacka Trio are joined by viola player Philip Dukes, there’s warmth aplenty coupled with an ease with its technical demands and a wonderful conversational quality. The very late Piano Trio is performed with an unusual directness that is appealing."
Harriet Smith - Gramophone magazine - December 2013
"This Fauré quartet is as good as they get. The Kungsbacka Trio and violist Philip Dukes dial up the melodramatic intensity to ‘10’ from the first seconds, and hardly ever let up. Plus, the players have the polish, give-and-take, and expressive harmony of the most seasoned chamber musicians.... I’m pretty thrilled with this disc; the Kungsbacka Trio does nothing but exceed expectations."
Brian Wilson - MusicWeb-International.com - December 2013
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