The Magic of Schubert’s Piano Trio

Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 and Notturno


Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D929

Notturno in E flat major for piano trio, D897 (Op. post.148)

Performed by the Trio Alba

Trio Alba has released a new  recording of Schubert’s Piano Trio in E flat major.

One cannot get too much of certain good musical things. One of these things is certainly Franz Schubert’s magnificent Piano Trio in E flat major D. 929, which is one reason why this new recording by the Trio Alba is very much welcome.

The Notturno D. 897 composed at about the same time as the trio and forms the perfect conclusion to this CD.

The musicians of the Trio Alba met while studying together in Graz, Austria, and ever since then have regularly performed at leading festivals throughout the world. The ensemble has a very special relationship with Schubert’s E flat major trio: ‘If you see the sun setting’ is the first line of the Swedish folk song in the second movement – which inspires even more joyful anticipation of the dawn, ‘alba’ in Italian!

Here is the Schubert Piano Trio number 2 for your enjoyment.


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