When Florian Birsak plays Beethoven's "Ghost Trio" on the fortepiano, the famous title finally becomes understandable: the instrument's register possibilities, its overcast sound and Birsak's sensitive touch conjure up those spirits that are so often missed in the famous Largo of this work. The other works are also nocturnal: On the Jacob's Ladder in Haydn's E flat minor Trio the violin must climb to dangerously high registers. In a quartet of the "London Bach", two wind players with viola and cello come together for a nocturnal rendezvous. The glass harmonica spreads its psychedelic sound over Mozart's penultimate chamber music work.
Joseph Haydn: Piano Trio in E flat minor, Hob. XV:31, “Jacob’s Dream”
Johann Christian Bach: From “Quartets” for flute, oboe, viola and violoncello
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in D minor, op. 70/1, “Ghost Trio”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio and Rondo, K 617 for glass harmonica etc.