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Ludwig van Beethoven: The Piano Trios, Volume 2 - The Castle Trio

Lambert Orkis, fortepiano; Marilyn McDonald, violin; Kenneth Slowik, violoncello

Virgin Classics VC 7-91442-2

Beethoven: Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, the Archduke; Ten Variations, Op. 121a, on Wenzel Müller's Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu; Trio in B-flat Major, WoO 39

The performances have a gripping vitality, boldly positive playing, and outstanding relish of dynamic and colour contrasts.

Gramophone (London)