Bargiel

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COMPOSERS: Bargiel
LABELS: Dabringhaus und Grimm
WORKS: Piano Trios No. 2 in E flat; Piano Trio No. 3 in B flat
PERFORMER: Trio Parnassus
CATALOGUE NO: MDG 303 0805-2
As half-brother to Clara Schumann, Woldemar Bargiel could hardly avoid pledging his loyalty to the conservative wing of German Romanticism. Nonetheless, these two works, superbly played by the Trio Parnassus, are by no means pale imitations of Schumann or Brahms, and display a quiet originality, particularly in their scherzos. An extremely enjoyable release. Erik Levi

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