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A Trio of Delights

From Wigmore Hall in London, music for piano trio by Shostakovich, Rachmaninov and Mendelssohn, performed by Benjamin Beilman, Narek Hakhnazaryan and Louis Schwizgebel

Live from Wigmore Hall in London, music for piano trio by Shostakovich, Rachmaninov and Mendelssohn, performed by violinist Benjamin Beilman, cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan and pianist Louis Schwizgebel. Mendelssohn's brilliant First Piano Trio was hailed by Schumann as 'the master trio of our age' when it appeared in 1839; its third movement is a featherlight scherzo summoning the magical world of Mendelssohn's music for A Midsummer Night's Dream. Shostakovich composed his own First Trio when he was 16; it is cast in a single movement, but contains an almost cinematic wealth of contrasts

Introduced by Andrew McGregor.

Shostakovich: Piano Trio No 1 in C minor, Op 8
Rachmaninov: Vocalise
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 49

Benjamin Beilman (violin)
Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello)
Louis Schwizgebel (piano)

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor Op. 8

    Performer: Benjamin Beilman. Performer: Narek Hakhnazaryan.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Piano Trio No.1 in C minor Op.8

    Performer: Narek Hakhnazaryan. Performer: Benjamin Beilman. Performer: Louis Schwizgebel.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14

    Performer: Benjamin Beilman. Performer: Narek Hakhnazaryan.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vocalise

    Performer: Narek Hakhnazaryan. Performer: Benjamin Beilman. Performer: Louis Schwizgebel. Music Arranger: Gayane Hakhnazaryan.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op.49

    Performer: Narek Hakhnazaryan. Performer: Benjamin Beilman. Performer: Louis Schwizgebel.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 49

    Performer: Benjamin Beilman. Performer: Narek Hakhnazaryan.

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