Shostakovich – Piano Trio No 1 in C minor
Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor
Schubert – Piano Trio in Eb major, D.929
Shostakovich’s romantic early piano trio is followed by a wonderfully rich mature work by Mendelssohn which treats all three players as virtuosi. Schubert’s E flat trio is one of the best-loved of all chamber works with beautiful melodies and haunting moods.
‘ a combination of jewel-like precision and a musical fire that ignites from the first bar’