It is a sign of great artistry when performers can take a composer's lesser works and make them compelling. That Fischer and Helmchen have done so with Schubert's modest violin and piano works to such joyous effect is remarkable. The revelation comes when Fischer joins Helmchen at the piano in the sublime Fantasia.
Violinist Julia Fischer and pianist Martin Helmchen continue their series of Schubert's music for the two instruments with this second issue featuring the Sonata D. 574 and Fantasia D. 934, as well as the Fantasia for Piano Duet D. 940 in which Fischer plays the second piano part, probably the only time we'll ever hear her at the keyboard. Will there be a Volume III? No indication, but doubtless there are other works of Schubert that might fit into this fine series. -- Classical CD Review.com, May 2010