Pfitzner: Piano Trio in F Op. 8; Piano Trio in B flat

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COMPOSERS: Pfitzner
LABELS: CPO
WORKS: Piano Trio in F Op. 8; Piano Trio in B flat
PERFORMER: Robert Schumann Trio
CATALOGUE NO: 999 736-2
Pfitznerā€™s ambitious, overheated Op. 8 Trio (1896) is given an appropriately self-important performance. The youthful B flat work (1886), long lost and only reconstructed in 1982, plainly lacks its finale but turns out to be an unexpectedly diverting essay in neo-Mozartian opera-buffa style. Calum MacDonald

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