“This is a most impressive calling card for the Storioni Trio. PentaTone’s sonics, as usual, are absolutely free of distortion, constriction, or glare in any format, but they are especially true-to-life in the 5.0 SA-CD layer.”
“The Storioni Trio, which marks its 10th anniversary this year, plays with reverent care.”
“Bart van de Roer’s piano artistry is clearly world-class virtuoso in character, and his dynamic dexterity and adjustments render the second movement’s swirling riffs into a kind of diffused mist rising on the heath for a production of Macbeth. The last movement seems to have urged violinist Wouter Vossen’s own passionate nature, and the multichannel effect has his torrent of sound piercing into the musical stratosphere.”
“If you’re a chamber music fan not sure whether to invest in surround-sound equipment, this Beethoven trio disc will win you over in two seconds flat. The engineering’s intimate, warmly detailed ambience seems to position you in the eye of the Storioni Trio’s stylish, gorgeously honed repartee….In any event, this disc’s sonic and interpretive virtues warrant strong consideration. It also sounds pretty good via conventional two-channel stereo playback."
“The Storioni’s Beethoven is not flashy but warm and romantic, and the recording pulls you into the performance.”