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Zachary Woolfe
The New York Times, December 2015

These three musicians, who perform together often as the Tetzlaff Trio, bring polish and passion to three classic works. The start of the Adagio of Trio No. 1 is especially memorable, its hushed, fragile strings alternating with a piano line played by Mr. Vogt with both softness and grandeur. © 2015 The New York Times



Jeff Zumfelde
Colorado Public Radio, December 2015

Brahms’ lovely piano trios combine meticulous compositional craftsmanship with lyrical beauty. Brother and sister Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff join pianist Lars Vogt in these readings that are refined and understated, yet full of truly moving and sumptuous moments. The players convey the symphonic sweep and complexity of Trio No. 1 with both sweetness and power. © 2015 Colorado Public Radio



Richard Haskell
The WholeNote, September 2015

To perform Brahms well is frequently a challenge but the combination of the two Tetzlaffs and Vogt bring it off effortlessly. The highlight for me is surely the finale to the Piano Trio No. 3. How deftly the three handle the syncopated rhythms and dynamic contrasts before bringing the movement—and the disc—to a triumphant conclusion.

Well done, all three—this recording is bound to be a benchmark. © 2015 The WholeNote Read complete review



Phil Muse
Audio Video Club of Atlanta, August 2015

Three German musicians of the present generation give stylish accounts, in close rapport and with an equally close blend, of the three Piano Trios by Johannes Brahms. Christian Tetzlaff, violin; his sister Tanja Tetzlaff, cello; and Lars Vogt, piano, show what sinewy, expertly crafted marvels these trios are. These three works were not made by cookie-cutter. © 2015 Audio Video Club of Atlanta Read complete review



David Threasher
Gramophone, August 2015

…these are truly admirable performances. These players have been performing together for a long time and much in evidence is that telepathy that passes between musicians comfortable in each other’s company. © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone




Joshua Kosman
San Francisco Chronicle, July 2015

The performers involved boast superb technical agility, as well as a gift for musical partnership that makes everything they do sound well integrated and practically effortless. © 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Read complete review



Zachary Woolfe
The New York Times, July 2015

Tried-and-true works, these three magnificent trios, but this group of musicians brings to them rare polish and passion. The Trio No. 1…finds the players moving from tidal lushness to blanched incisions of piano and piquant string plucks just before the recapitulation of the second movement’s theme. At the start of the Adagio, hushed, husky, fragile strings alternate with a piano line played by Mr. Vogt with ineffable softness, yet a quality of looming grandeur. An excellent set. © 2015 The New York Times Read complete review



Infodad.com, July 2015

…the brother-and-sister team of Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff, along with Lars Vogt, is sensitive to the trios’ many moods and very well played by all three performers. © 2015 Infodad.com Read complete review




Fiona Maddocks
The Guardian, May 2015

The string players here—brother and sister Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff—are regular quartet partners. Together with sensitive pianism from Lars Vogt, ensemble is alert, accurate, never forced: already a favourite CD. © 2015 The Guardian Read complete review





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