Schumann: Piano Trio No. 2 • Kinderszenen • Piano Quartet **

Schumann: Piano Trio No. 2 • Kinderszenen • Piano Quartet **


The Benvenue Fortepiano Trio

Monica Huggett, violin
Tanya Tomkins, cello
Eric Zivian, fortepiano

with Adam LaMotte, viola

Release Date:

12th November 2012

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Op. 47 “great musicianship”, “stylish performances” and “sense of achievement … full joy”Record Review: Building a Library BBC Radio 3

“it’s in the Quartet that the Benvenue Fortepiano Trio is at its most convincing, the addition of viola player Adam LaMotte redressing that can elsewhere be a violin-heavy focus. The Scherzo has plenty of buoyancy and the finale is high on adrenaline.” – Gramophone


The Benvenue Fortepiano Trio’s acclaimed accounts of Schumann’s First and Third Piano Trios opened the ears of chamber music devotees with the crystalline textures of its period instruments and the drawing-room intimacy of its interpretations. Anchored by the enterprising violinist Monica Huggett who has produced numerous chart-topping recordings and a Grammy® nomination for AVIE, the Trio completes Schumann’s canon for the genre, complimenting the Second Trio with the Piano Quartet and casting the spotlight on Eric Zivian and his mellifluous 1841 instrument with his rendition of Schumann’s beloved Kinderszenen.



Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80
1. I Sehr lebhaft (7.57)
2. II Mit innigem Ausdruck (7.24)
3. III In mässiger Bewegung (4.58)
4. IV Nicht zu rasch (5.39)

Kinderszenen, Op. 15
5. I. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (1.45)
6. II. Kuriose Geschichte (1.13)
7. III. Hasche-Mann (0.33)
8. IV. Bittendes Kind (1.00)
9. V. Glückes genug (1.15)
10. VI. Wichtige Begebenheit (0.52)
11. VII. Träumerei (2.36)
12. VIII. Am Kamin (1.18)
13. IX. Ritter vom Steckenpferd (0.41)
14. X. Fast zu ernst (1.47)
15. XI. Fürchtenmachen (1.45)
16. XII. Kind im Einschlummern (1.46)
17. XIII. Der Dichter spricht (2.07)

Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 47
18. I Sostenuto assai – Allegro ma non troppo (8.58)
19. II Scherzo: Molto vivace – Trio (3.33)
20. III Andante cantabile (6.02)
21. IV Finale: Vivace (7.51)

Total duration: 71.07

Recorded 25 – 28 July 2011, in Tiburon, California
Produced, Engineered and Edited by David v.R. Bowles

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