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Notes and Editorial Reviews
"Because of the presence of a piano and of the powerful emotions expressed in them the Quintet and Trio are commonly given very big performances indeed. The ones here are by no means small, but they are chamber music, and that seems to be the view of the pianist as well as the string players. The finale of the Piano Trio actually gains in power from this, the greatest weight of tone being reserved for the true climax, and half the intensity of the Quintet, in this reading, comes from a remarkably wide and masterfully controlled range of sonority and dynamic: note how very gradually the fugal second movement acquires warmth and how the poignant “Intermezzo” gains pathos from the delicate clashes of the piano line. Leonskaja is a superb
partner in both works, and no mere visiting soloist but a born chamber player."
-- Michael Oliver, Gramophone [2/1997]
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