poster for 2009 Being Mendelssohn: Disc 6
× In 1832, Felix Mendelssohn modestly uttered to his sister Fanny: “I should like to compose a couple of good trios.” The works that resulted went far beyond satisfying this yen. Disc VI features Mendelssohn’s two majestic piano trios, works that showcase the Romantic master at the height of his powers. These touchstones of the composer’s chamber music oeuvre have endured as perennial favorites among music lovers since their acclaimed premieres late in Mendelssohn’s life.