Notes & Reviews:
A delectable release of some of Schubert's most popular chamber works, including the two Piano Trios in the famed 1966 performances by the Beaux Arts Trio; the other-worldly 'Notturno' and the early one-movement B flat major Trio, written when the composer was 15. Coupled with these are the first appearance on CD of the Melos Ensemble of London's simply gorgeous performance of the 'Trout' Quintet (originally recorded for HMV) as well as the little-known, sparkling Adagio and Rondo Concertante. 'light-footed and light-hearted ... spontaneously lyrical' Gramophone on the Trios. 'buoyant freshness of a new discovery, with enormous spirit and drive in the opening movement, enchanting song in the second, and a Scherzo and finale that dance on their toes' Gramophone on Trio No. 1.