Renowned in his lifetime for his lieder and oratorios, German composer Carl Loewe (1796–1869) also produced a small trove of chamber works. Loewe's Grand Trio in G Minor, op. 12—heard here in the Göbel-Trio Berlin's 2001 world premiere recording—blends the geniality of Joseph Haydn with the expressiveness of Franz Schubert. The lovely Piano Trio no. 2, op. 58, by Frenchman Charles Auguste de Bériot (1803–70) is included as well.
"This ensemble of three Berlin musicians led by the First Concertmaster of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra is a skillful one."—Gramophone