Drawn from the Queen's Chamber Band, the Queen's Chamber Trio was formed in 1992 by harpsichordist Elaine Comparone. The group concentrates on music composed between 1775 and 1810, the crossover years between harpsichord and piano. W.A. Mozart composed these final three piano trios (K. 542, 548, 564) in 1788, and the trio performs them as the composer might have heard them, using a harpsichord instead of a fortepiano..
"The harpsichord is resonant, not clangorous. The cello supports harmonies with a nice, firm tone and some distinctly non-period glides.… Where there is more rhythmic freedom, it can be unexpectedly beguiling."—American Record Guide
"[The playing] strikes me as quite faultless.... The recording is also of excellent quality.... I am not personally aware of the existence of another such recording currently available."—Fanfare
"The performances by the young members of the American Queen's Chamber Trio are fresh and pleasing and well integrated."—Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music