Schumann: Piano Trios in D minor op.63, in F major op.80 & in G minor op.110, Six Pieces in Canonic Form op.56 (arr. Kirchner), Fantasiestücke op.88


The only Schumann piano trio to have given posterity pause for thought is the D minor, so it bodes ill that this star ensemble is so unconvincing in its first three movements, starting tentatively and never finding the energy Schumann requires in the opening one. Almost every passage that requires magic gets ...

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