Haydn – Piano Trio in A major
Shostakovich – Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor
Schubert – Piano Trio in Bb major
Shostakovich’s brutal and poignant second piano trio is inspired by the horror of the Holocaust and the death of a close friend. Schubert’s B flat trio has one of the most beautiful slow movements ever written and Haydn’s flowing piece was composed at the height of his powers.