Mendelssohn’s dazzling first trio raised the excitement bar for all piano trios to come. Before listeners rise to their feet at the finale’s conclusion, they’ll be left breathless by Schubert’s and Mendelssohn’s turbulent string quartets. Mozart’s sublimely meditative Adagio briefly breaks this program’s whirlwind pace before the fleet-fingered Mendelssohn has the final word.
- Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor for Strings, D. 703 (1820)
- Mendelssohn Quartet in E minor for Strings, Op. 44, No. 2 (1837)
- Mozart Adagio in B minor for Piano, K. 540 (1788)
- Mendelssohn Trio No. 1 in D minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 49 (1839)