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MOZART, W.A.: Piano Trios, Vol. 2 (Kungsbacka Trio)

Composer(s):Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Artist(s) Kungsbacka Piano Trio, Ensemble
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.570519
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99


Composed in 1788 at the peak of his creative powers, though at a time of both artistic success and looming personal crisis, Mozart’s last three piano trios are masterpieces whose prevailing character of congenial gaiety is heightened by poignant undercurrents of lyrical melancholy. The rarely heard Piano Trio K. 442 was completed by the composer’s friend, Maximilian Stadler. Volume 1 (8.570518) also features the acclaimed young Kungsbacka Piano Trio, winners of the 3rd Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and Associate Ensemble at London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama.


Review By Giv Cornfield,The New Recordings, Cliffs Classics,February 2009

This excellent group’s previous trio recording was a joy, and so is this! Moreover, K.442, reconstructed from separate movements by Mozart’s friend Maximilian Stadler, is a rare delight. This group of young musicians bring sparkling virtuosity combined with a deep sense of style, the whole captured in very life-like audio.

Review By David Denton, Naxos,February 2009

With his training as a pianist and violinist, it is strange that Mozart should have written just six works for piano trio, the last three composed more in desperation to earn money than out of choice. Having much welcomed the Kungsbacka Piano Trio’s disc of the first two issued on Naxos last November [8.570518], I am pleased that the last three are equally successful—the remaining trio, not included, being for piano, clarinet and viola. The young British group have created an impressive career following their success in the prestigious Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, touring concert venues on both sides of the Atlantic promoted by the



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