A very good disc from Helios/Hyperion includes the Phantasie Trio, Fantasy Quartet and Piano Trio No.2, and has Hyperion’s usual high standard of recording quality. The artists are The Dartington Trio on Helios CDH55063 (upper budget price). At around the same price, Jack Liebeck (violin), Alexander Chaushian (cello), and Ashley Wass (piano) perform Piano Trio No.2, Phantasie Trio and Miniatures, on Naxos 8.570792. The recording quality is very satisfactory.
This much recorded piece has recently appeared on the Supraphon label,
SU 4145-2, at full price. The young Smetana Trio give magnificent performances of the two Shostakovich Piano Trios and the Ravel Piano Trio, with very natural sounding recordings. A cheapish Naxos CD, 8.553297, has good performances by the Stockholm Arts Trio of the two Shostakovich Trios plus 7 Romances on Verses by Alexander Blok , with very satisfactory sound quality.