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Brahms (1833-97) devoted much of the 1880s to his three Piano Trios, having decided, as he told a friend, that there was no further point in attempting an opera or a marriage . They are among his less familiar chamber works. He originally wrote No 1 as a young man, overhauling it more than three decades later in 1889. All three works the B major Op 8, C major Op 87 and C minor Op 101 have a tender, shadowy intensity, without quite the same heart-on-sleeve fervour of the bigger chamber works. 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. (Guardian, 31/5/15) This recording is nominated for a Grammy and a great listen!