Sunday 4 November 2012 11:30AM

Swiss Piano Trio

Mozart, Schumann and Mendelssohn

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‘We are accustomed to judge a thing from the name it bears,’ wrote Schumann in 1835. ‘We make certain demands upon a fantasy, others upon a sonata.’

The distinction clearly mattered to the composer, whose instrumental fantasies demolished the boundaries of convention. The Swiss Piano Trio, winners of the 2005 International Johannes Brahms Competition, surrounds the four febrile miniatures of Schumann’s Phantasiestücke Op. 88 with Mozart’s joyful Piano Trio in C major and the noble lyricism of Mendelssohn’s First Piano Trio.

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
        • Piano Trio No. 5 in C major K548
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Phantasiestücke Op. 88
  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
        • Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 49

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