Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major D667 ‘Trout’. Mozart': Piano Quartet in E flat major K493

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The standard of playing and musicianship is so high here that normal criticism seems impertinent. Even the Canadian-made recordings are irreproachable, with firm, audible bass lines, good piano tone and agreeable ‘air’ round the upper strings. So I offer the following remarks in a spirit of discussion rather than disputation.

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