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David Hurwitz
ClassicsToday.com, April 2019

The Czech trio offers interpretations of great directness, with especially pointed rhythms that give the music a freshness that we’ve come to think of as quintessentially Czech. Here, there’s more of a sense of three individual characters coming together to make music, each full of personality but also ready to cooperate as necessary.

This is big-hearted, spontaneous music making, the very ideal of chamber music in its original intimate, domestic setting, only with real virtuoso performers. Gorgeously engineered… © 2019 ClassicsToday.com Read complete review



John Dutterer
American Record Guide, March 2019

These musicians qualify to be a supergroup, and yet they don’t have a slick name for themselves. Is it because established ensembles tend to have names that are cute, pompous, or puzzling? These three carry weight as soloists, and listening to this album, there’s no doubt that these two siblings and their friend really click as a trio.

Christian Tetzlaff polishes every nuance of his phrases, and Lars Vogt increasingly makes his presence known as the movement draws to a close. The gorgeous Allegretto grazioso, on the other hand, is made possible by teamwork; the ups and downs of the dynamics could not be more precise and natural. © 2019 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Jerry Dubins
Fanfare, March 2019

Lars Vogt and the Tetzlaffs, Christian and Tanja, have come together on a number of occasions to give some outstanding performances of mainstream chamber music works.

This is such a performance of Dvořák’s “Dumky” Trio. Granted, the work is unusual in both form and content, inviting liberties in interpretation and expression.  Tetzlaff, and Vogt exaggerate this aspect of the music almost to the point of caricature. To say that this is an ultra-Romantic performance is an understatement. I was particularly struck by the slowness of the faster-paced sections within each movement, which are meant to provide contrast to the slower, sad sections. They are drawn out in a way I’ve not heard before—which satisfies the mandate to be different… © 2019 Fanfare Read complete review



Sharna Searle
The WholeNote, January 2019

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff (his sister) and pianist Lars Vogt are three of the most eminent and sought-after performers in classical music, gracing the world’s most prestigious stages, both as soloists and chamber musicians. They are the crème de la crème.

In the impeccable hands of the T-T-V Trio the “Dumky” is revelatory: fresh and exhilarating, reflective, tender and radiant. This CD is a must! © 2019 The WholeNote Read complete review




Richard Bratby
Gramophone, December 2018

An exquisite and entrancing chamber music disc, and an impressive example of the intimacy and interplay that the genre can embody at its most heightened.

…The transitions are delicious; and of course, when the dances really start to fly, these players commit absolutely, without any loss of finesse. This disc sounds, and feels, like a recording born of love, and I urge you to listen. © 2018 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone




Uwe Krusch
Pizzicato, November 2018

The technically outstanding trio formed by Christian and Tanja Tetzlaff as well as Lars Vogt delivers a stunning account of Dvorak’s trios, with one really new, multi-layered view of the music. © 2018 Pizzicato



David Barker
MusicWeb International, November 2018

Pianist Lars Vogt really hammers the keyboard at times, but don’t let that give you the impression that there is a lack of subtlety: the slow movements are meltingly beautiful.

…It is the Dumky that really takes the plaudits here. Without question, it is the best I’ve heard, and the third movement is simply astonishing in its melancholic beauty. © 2018 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Hank Zauderer
My Classical Notes, November 2018

This excellent collaboration by three eminent chamber musicians, Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt, brings us two Piano Trios by the Czech master, Antonín Dvorák (1841–1904). © 2018 My Classical Notes Read complete review





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