Henselt: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 24; Berceuse, Op. 13/1; Two Nocturnes, Op. 6; Duo, Op. 14; Variations de concert, Op. 1

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COMPOSERS: Henselt
LABELS: Dabringhaus und Grimm Gold
WORKS: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 24; Berceuse, Op. 13/1; Two Nocturnes, Op. 6; Duo, Op. 14; Variations de concert, Op. 1
PERFORMER: Claudius Tanski (piano), Benjamin Schmid (violin), Clemens Hagen (cello), Vincent Lévesque (horn)
CATALOGUE NO: MDG 312 1022-2
A lesser-known contemporary of Liszt and Chopin, the pianist Adolph Henselt transcended conventional 19th-century virtuosity in the resourceful Piano Trio and the attractive Horn and Piano Duo. Powerfully committed performances make the case for a much wider dissemination of his music, though the recording of the piano lacks clarity. Erik Levi

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