Schubert: Piano Trios, Volume 1 - RES10289

Schubert: Piano Trios, Volume 1

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Gould Piano Trio
Lucy Gould (violin)
Richard Lester (cello)
Benjamin Frith (piano)

In their second album for Resonus, the Gould Piano Trio returns with a recording of Franz Schubert’s Piano Trios. Apart from a very early single movement written when he was fifteen years of age, Schubert came to the piano trio late in his short career and left only two full-length works in the form, written in 1827–8. By the time Schubert came to write his piano trios, the form had taken on a new stature thanks to work from composers such as Beethoven.

Here, Schubert’s Trios in B-flat major and the ‘Notturno’ in E-flat major are joined by the delightful Valses nobles D969, composed for solo piano and heard here in a world premiere recording in this arrangement for trio by Julius Zellner.

Album Booklet (PDF)

'There is immaculate attention to detail of articulation, as well as a generally warm, silken sound. Overall, the recording offers a welcome insight into Schubert’s musical world in the final years of his short life – small-scale and sociable, private and profoundly expressive.'

- BBC Music Magazine

'There is immaculate attention to detail of articulation, as well as a generally warm, silken sound. Overall, the recording offers a welcome insight into Schubert’s musical world in the final years of his short life – small-scale and sociable, private and profoundly expressive.'
BBC Music Magazine

'Theirs is a thoughtful, somewhat inward approach to this big-hearted work, in contrast to the more dramatic, showy playing of an ensemble such as the Vienna Piano Trio.'
Gramophone

Credits
© 2021 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2021 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10289
EAN: 5060262793176
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
Cover image: Vienna City Centre and St Stephen’s Cathedral at Sunrise by FilmSpektakel (shutterstock.com)
Release date: 1 October 2021