Johann Hummel was born in 1778 and died in 1837. Gifted, but no genius, he was unlucky to have been overshadowed by Beethoven. None the less, he earned high repute as both pianist and composer. His works are all soundly constructed, melodious and undemanding. He wrote a deal of chamber music and those looking for unfamiliar fare will find these Trios excellent listening. The earliest is the one in E flat Opus 12, which opens the programme, but it is significant that the much later one in the same key, Opus 96, does not show much advance in terms of complexity. In between came the very sociable Trio in F Opus 22 and the most light-hearted of all, in G, Opus 35. The programme is played impeccably by the group which calls itself Triangulus, and the recording is excellent.