PCM 06 - Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis and Denes Varjon
From Cadogan Hall, London. Joshua Bell (violin), Steven Isserlis (cello) and Denes Varjon (piano) perform Schumann's Phantasiestucke and Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No 1.
From Cadogan Hall, London. Presented by Louise Fryer.
Long-term chamber partners Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis join forces with a brilliant young Hungarian pianist for music of poetry and drama. They perform Fantasiestucke, Schumann's four character pieces, which were the composer's first works for piano trio, composed in 1842 when he was particularly interested in the form.
These are followed by Mendelssohn's Piano Trio, Op 49, which Schumann himself dubbed 'the master trio of our age'. It bears the hallmarks of an expressive 'song without words' and a fleeting 'scherzo', alongside the Romantic sweep and grandeur of its outer movements.
Joshua Bell (violin)
Steven Isserlis (cello)
Denes Varjon (piano)
Schumann: Phantasiestucke, Op 88
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 49.