Schubert: Trio in B-flat major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, D. 581
Mozart: Concerto No. 12 in A major for Piano and String Quintet, K. 414
Mendelssohn: Trio No. 2 in C minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 66
Juho Pohjonen, Piano; Wu Han, Piano; Chad Hoopes, Violin; Arnaud Sussmann, Violin; Matthew Lipman, Viola; David Finckel, Cello; Keith Robinson, Cello.
Mendelssohn: Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
Lost to the world too soon, Schubert, Mozart and Mendelssohn gave classical music some of its most profound and compelling works. Join CMS in experiencing these iconic composers together in one performance, including an effervescent string trio written when Schubert was only 20 years old and Mendelssohn’s moving Piano Trio No. 2, the last chamber work the composer lived to see published.
- Schubert wrote this trio at age 20 while he drifted between teaching positions at his father’s suburban school and living a bohemian life with friends in central Vienna.
- Mozart wrote his piano concertos to feature himself as soloist with orchestra. He also offered the scores with string accompaniment so that small ensembles could play them at home.
- Mendelssohn wrote his Second Piano Trio when he was at the height of his career—celebrated and in demand across Europe.