L’Apothéose - Stamitz: Six Trios, Op. 14 - BBC Music Magazine
Carl Stamitz’s six Op. 14 trios were offered for sale to ‘Nobility, Gentry, Music Masters, and others’, and although Haydn’s London sojourn came a few years later one can clearly see his influence in these elegant works for flute, violin, cello and harpsichord. Stamitz’s music has the same easy grace, and the same immaculate control of sonorities, and this superb ensemble do it proud.
Dipping in and out of the minor mode, but mostly dwelling in the sunlit major, these beautifully turned works pass a very pleasant hour.