The Quartetto Savinio has been described by a music critic as the ‘true heir to the Quartetto Italiano’, and its musicians were coached by the violist of that ensemble, Piero Farulli.
The Florentine pianist Matteo Fossi has recorded much of Brahms’ two-piano repertoire with his regular duet partner, Marco Gaggini, and now we can hear him in the piano trios and quartets of Schumann.
- 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
- Fantasiestücke in A minor for Piano Trio, Op. 88
- String Quartets, Op. 41 Nos. 1-3, performed by the Quartetto Savinio
The Schumann string quartets are often in a somewhat darker style, whereas the piano-trio Fantasiestücke are more characteristic of Schumann the lyric poet.
Here is the string quartet Op. 41, number 3 by Schumann: