Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Mendelssohn - Piano Trios - Trio Dali

Rating: 5/5

An excellent disc

The music is excellent, and is among the many chamber works which give the lie to those who maintain that Mendelssohn was somehow lightweight.  There is verve, beauty and passion in abundance here and it's a delight from beginning to end.

The playing of Trio Dali is as good as you would expect from three such excellent musicians.  They are technically brilliant, with superb precision and intonation, and also show a fine understanding of both the music and of each other. 

I have a couple of older recordings of these works by the Vienna Piano Trio and Trio Wanderer, both of which I like very much, but this somehow brings a new light and energy to the trios.  Beautifully recorded (as always) by Hyperion and with interesting notes, this is an excellent disc all round and warmly recommended.

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