Schumann: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 3 **

Schumann: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 3 **

Release Date:

5th July 2010

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£7.79 (1CD Jewelcase | 24 page booklet | 40% discount (usual price £12.99)


“at no time in these splendidly robust, passionate and lyrical performances is there so much as a hint of pious antiquarianism…these are not only born but practised conversationalists. They give us nothing but Schumann in all his abundant spiritual honesty.” – ★★★★★ BBC Music Magazine


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.



Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, Op. 110 (26:31)
1. I Bewegt, doch nicht zu rasch – Rascher (9:44)
2. II Ziemlich langsam – Etwas bewegter – Schneller – Erstes Tempo (5:25)
3. III Rasch (4:05)
4. IV Kräftig, mit Humor (7:17)

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63 (31:17)
5. I Mit Energie und Leidenschaft (12:17)
6. II Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch (5:01)
7. III Langsam, mit inniger Empfindung (5:56)
8. IV Mit Feuer (8:03)

Total duration: 58:25

Recorded 21–23 December 2009 at Green Music Center, Rohnert Park, California
Produced, Engineered and Edited by David v.R. Bowles

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