Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Two Is Company, Three Is A Treat

Here is  some chamber music on this hopefully peaceful Wednesday for your enjoyment-Felix Mendelssohn's trio for piano, violin and cello.

Felix Mendelssohn [1809 - 1847] 
This trio is scored in the key of D-minor with 4 movements: 1. Molto allegro ed agitato; 2. Andante con moto tranquillo; 3. Scherzo; and 4. Allegro assai appasionato, which means it should be played at a fast tempo with much passion.  I think you will agree, the finale of this great trio [that starts at 19:40] is true to Mendelssohn's score.

Please turn up the volume, play in full screen and enjoy this trio from one of my favorite composers, Felix Mendelssohn.

F. Mendelssohn: Piano Trio #1 in D minor


Pamela said...

This trio is one of my absolute favorites, but then I've long been a Mendelssohn fan. I just mastered the opening theme of his Variations Serieuses, and that may be all I will master - it's a hellish piece to play for anyone but the most gifted of pianists. Thanks for posting :-)

Big Mike said...

Thanks Pamela!!!