on 2 July 2009
The Beaux Arts Trio capture the mood of the B flat Piano Trio to perfection: Schubert at his most genial and charming, very similar in mood to the Trout Quintet. So also the Notturno. But the E flat trio is a far more serious, profound work and in my opinion their interpretation misses its tragic depth, especially in the slow movement which is altogether too jolly and jaunty.
The Grumiaux Trio give a characteristically faultless performance of the String Trio.
So of the major works on these discs, two are very good, one indifferent.