The young players of the Gould Trio give performances as fine as any on disc. Not just the violinist, Lucy Gould, but the cellist, Martin Storey, and above all the pianist, Benjamin Frith, prove to be inspired recording artists, offering passage-work of sparkling evenness and clarity. At Naxos price an outstanding bargain.
"Sweeping energy and well-shaped long melodic lines make both these performances gripping and rewarding. This is an impassioned, German-Romantic Mendelssohn, far closer to Schumann or Stainer. Each work is approached very much as a whole, so that even the quasi-orchestral chorale-writing in the finale of the C minor Trio comes across convincingly, both as a sound in itself and as the apotheosis of a compelling symphonic argument."