Brahms and Schubert:
- Piano Trios.
Participating in both orchestras and chamber music groups, has been a wonderful and memorable experience for me. In most cases I remember quite vividly the pieces that I worked on, as well as many of my fellow participants.
I recall working on the two compositions listed below; and they are well-known in the chamber music literature. And the Schubert in particular holds fond memories for me, because of it’s lyric beauty.
- Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101
- Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D929
Performed by the Sitkovetsky Trio.
Founded in 2007 at the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Sitkovetsky Trio has emerged as one of the outstanding young trios of today, and they are in high demand throughout Europe
The Trio’s recital at London’s Wigmore Hall in September 2013 is now available on CD, and features the two great works listed above.
Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor is one of the composer’s most passionate and intense scores.
Franz Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat was first performed in 1828 in a concert consisting entirely of Schubert’s own music.
Here is the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio playing the Beethoven’s Ghost Trio; 2nd movement:
And next, here they are in a work that I used to play quite often: Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio number 1 in D minor:
Tags: Sitkovetsky Piano Trio, Schubert, Brahms, Wigmore Hall, Mendelssohn, Beethoven