Vienna Piano Trio


David McCarroll violin
Matthias Gredler cello
Stefan Mendl piano

Mozart Piano Trio in G, K496
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night),Op 4 (1899) in the version for piano trio by Eduard Steuermann.
Schubert Piano Trio in B flat, D898

Tonight our Associate Artists open with a defining work by Mozart. Composed in 1786 when his career was flourishing, K496 is the first known piano trio in which the three instrumentalists are treated as equals in contrast to simply supporting the keyboard. Schoenberg’s masterpiece Verklärte Nacht is heard in the sumptuous arrangement made by his pupil Eduard Steuermann in 1932. Schubert’s joyous Piano Trio in B flat, closes the programme. Dating from the composer’s final years and published posthumously, Robert Schumann said of it: A glance at Schubert’s trio, and all miserable human commotion vanishes, and the world shines in new splendour.

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