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    The piano, violin, and cello are probably three of the best trio instruments around. I really like the Ghost trio by Beethoven. Though I haven't tried to play it yet, (mainly because I'm more in-tune with piano solo pieces than with multiple instrument pieces) I plan to very soon. Do you know of any duos, trios, or quartets that might satisfy me?
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    I think Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in C minor Op. 66 (piano, violin, and cello) is one of the sexiest pieces I've ever heard. Then again, that could be just me.

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    I just saw a faculty concert of trios and I have to say that I was already obsessed with Ravel piano music, but his trio's are some of the most moving I've every heard. I dont remember which trio it was but I'm sure they are all stunning.
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    I'm a fan of russian piano trios:
    Tchaikovsky - Rimsky Korsakoff - Arensky - Catoire - Goldenweiser - Borodin - Rachmaninoff

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    For unusual trios I would suggest:
    Saint-Saëns; Tarantelle (flute, clarinet, piano) - Hindemith; Trio (heckelphone, viola, piano) - Beethoven; Trio, in C, Op. 87 (2 oboes, english horn)

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    For a few really lovely piano trios from the Romantic era (in my preference order):

    1. Beethoven: Trio for Piano and Strings No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke"
    2. Schubert: Trio for Piano and Strings No. 2 in E flat major, and Adagio in E Flat Maj ("notturno")
    3. Brahms: Trio for Piano and Strings No. 2 in C major, Op. 87
    4. Tchaikovsky: Trio for Piano and Strings in A minor Op. 50
    5. Mendelssohn: Trio for Piano and Strings No. 1 in D minor

    I think my overall favourite piece of chamber music (for a short piece) is Schubert's Adagio in E Flat Maj ("notturno") (Op. 148 posth), which is normally appended to the second item above. This is one of the pieces of music you must hear before you die. It is Schubert at his brilliant and delectable best. If there's anyone who doesn't like chamber music, well if you don't like this nothing will change your mind!


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    Beethoven: trio after symphony 2

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    Brahms and Mozart clarinet trio are really amazing.
    But also the Mendelssohn op.49, and the both Schubert's trio op.99 & 100.

    I also listened the past couple of weeks to an amazing Piano trio:
    By Paul Ben-Haim. It's really starting to be recorded worldwide although he wrote it in the late 40's.
    It's based on a Hebrew Melody with Variations. at the beginig there's also a painful introduction, wich Ben-Haim explained as the horor he got out from when he went away from Germany in 1933. And from this was born a new subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oisfetz View Post
    I'm a fan of russian piano trios:
    Tchaikovsky - Rimsky Korsakoff - Arensky - Catoire - Goldenweiser - Borodin - Rachmaninoff

    No Shostakovich?

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    Yes, Shosta too. Have the first by the Copenhagen trio, and the famous second by Shosta
    with Oistrakh and Sadlo, and by the Oistrakh's trio. Also by the Oistrakh's have Taneyev,Rimsky,Glinka,Chopin,Smetana...

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    I'm a huge fan of piano trios! Piano trios and string quartets are my favorites of all chamber music to listen to.

    Some of the piano trios that I enjoy are:

    The "Ghost", "Archduke" and "Gassenhauer" trios by Beethoven, and also Beethoven's Septet transcribed for piano trio is very lovely! And don't forget his 3 piano trios from Opus 1.

    I love both of Schubert's # 1 and # 2 full length piano trios.

    Mozart's Piano Trios, particular K. 502, have a listen to it's lovely 2nd movement "Larghetto".

    As for ensembles, I particularly like the "Beaux Arts Trio". Although I also enjoy the "Gryphon Trio" from Canada.

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    About favorites ensambles, mine are:
    Cortot-Thibaud-Casals
    Heifetz-Rubinstein-Feuermann
    First Beaux-Arts
    Oistrakh's trio
    Borodin Trio

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    My favorite trios come from:

    Mozart (K. 502 tops my list)
    Brahms
    Schubert
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    Brahms Horn Trio Op. 40 is worth mentioning also.

    **Next piano trios on my CD wish list are a handful of Haydn and Schumann's.

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    oisfetz - I agree! Russian piano trios are amazing.

    I can't believe no one mentioned the Chausson Piano Trio in G minor!!! Please listen to it if you are not familiar with the work! It is incredible!!

    Arensky, Tchaikovsky Dumky, and Mendelssohn D minor are some of my faves.

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