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Linos Piano Trio is excellent – recommended

Clic Musique Magazine, Gilles-Daniel Percet – recommended

This man is mad, he’s going to break his neck. In an era still very much baroque, this kind of Tintin-like astonishment must have answered such fresh and breathtaking turmoil as ‘Empfindsamkeit’ (which our prolific composer summed up perfectly: ‘music to touch the heart’). Visible changes of moods, outbursts and clashes, unrestrained variation of tempi, violent expressive contrasts, silences cutting suddenly through the phrases, extreme dynamic variations.

The memory of the Baroque hardly lingers, other than in the fact (see also the sonatas for harpsichord and violin by his father, Johann Sebastian) that these are presented as trios for keyboard accompanied by strings, and not the other way around. And this recording with modern piano has the advantage of reinforcing the biting side, at times almost aggressive, of the music (particularly through the distinctive character of the attacks).

Finally, let us add that the young Linos Piano Trio is excellent …


Loosely translated from French.

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