Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Piano Trio & Piano Quartet
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Following the huge success of their disc of Schumann's first two Piano Trios (CDA67063) which won a Gramophone Award and was descibed as the best chamber record of 1999 by BBC Radio 3, The Florestan Trio here complete their recording of all Schumann's Trios and present further chamber works by Schumann. In the Piano Quartet the trio are joined by viola player Thomas Riebl who performed the work with them most recently at London's Wigmore Hall, to great critical acclaim. Although the Quartet in E flat has never achieved the same degree of popularity as the famous Quintet that preceeded it, this wonderful performance is sure to win the work new admirers.

CDA67175  71 minutes 11 seconds
CLASSIC CD DISC OF THE MONTH
RADIO 3 CD REVIEW DISC OF THE WEEK
‘Revelatory performances from the Florestan. Excellently recorded, this welcome disc should win all three works a new lease of life’ (Gramophone)
‘The Florestan Trio plays all these works with characteristic thoughtfulness and intelligence. It is difficult to find fault with its performances. A valuable and highly enjoyable addition to the Schu ...
‘A triumphant successor to their previous disc of Schumann. Indeed, it’s one of the best discs of Schumann chamber music I’ve heard in recent years’ (International Record Review)