We wonder whom we should admire the most: the composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who at the age of fifteen wrote such consummate, sparkling, and profound music, or the Hanover Piano Trio, which with violist Konstantin Sellheim has so immaculately recorded the young master’s quartets on this GENUIN release. The four internationally sought-after artists demonstrate a great understanding of historically-informed performance practice, dedicating themselves with panache and at a high level to an oeuvre that deserves more attention—perfect timing for the Beethoven anniversary year!
"But I know that Beethoven will still be delighted to receive this early birthday present from Klaviertrio Hannover – plus one. It will surely bring back happy memories of his early teenage years, as well as providing a welcome new experience and choice of repertoire for all those who will hopefully now get to know his piano quartets for the first time. This highly-enjoyable new CD could hardly make the task any more pleasurable, or easier on the ear."
Review on the MusicWeb International by Philip R Buttall, January 2020
"Die vier Musiker spielen die drei Klavierquartette WoO Nr. 1–3 mit so großer Begeisterung, dass der jugendliche Elan und die Frische der Ideen unmittelbar auf den Hörer überspringen."
Besprechung im Tageblatt, 01.02.2020, Jürgen Gahre
"Tout ici est bonhomie, légèreté, palpitation aérienne."
Review on the French Magazine Diapason by Jean-Luc Macia, February 2020