Avie Records has this month announced the release of the New York-based Horszowski Trio‘s new album: Schumann: Complete Piano Trios.
Comprising violinist Jesse Mills, cellist Raman Ramakrishnan and pianist Rieko Aizawa, the disc features Schumann’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 63, Piano Trio No. 2 in F major Op. 80, Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor Op. 110 – and Fantasiestücke in A minor for Piano Trio Op. 88.
”The piano trios of Robert Schumann have too often been neglected as oddities … but when we began to program them on our concerts, we felt a powerful connection to them …” Jesse Mills has told The Violin Channel.
“Schumann’s amazing textures, his heartbreaking tenderness, his humor and passion, and his mastery of form all spoke to us … we knew at once that we wanted to record these masterpieces …” he has said,
”Schumann’s world was troubled yet supremely beautiful … with these performances we want to celebrate this incredible, complex person, to revel in his emotional genius.”