‘EVERY TIME LEONSKAJA GOES ON STAGE THE RESULTS ARE LIKELY TO BE DIFFERENT. NOT FOR HER A SET-IN-STONE INTERPRETATION OF EACH PIECE, A PERFORMANCE REPLICATED ON A REGULAR BASIS; SHE CONSTANTLY ASKS QUESTIONS OF THE MUSIC, LOOKS FOR DIFFERENT WAYS INTO IT. ‘ [THE GUARDIAN]
Trio No 1 in B-flat D.898
Fantasia in Fm D940 (18’)
Elisabeth Leonskaja, piano
Liza Ferschtman, violin
Istvan Vardai, cello
Samson Tsoy & Pavel Kolesnikov, piano duo
Both of Schubert’s piano trios create a special musical place: they are thoughtful, absorbing works, music to lose yourself in. We hear them both this year performed by this exceptional trio and complemented by piano duos written about the same time as the trios.