Inside Mendelssohn's Sublime String Trios
As a workaholic composer, Mendelssohn penned sublime piano trios for the ages
Felix Mendelssohn’s piano trios are among the most beloved masterpieces of the literature. No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49, written in 1839, was his first chamber music work with piano in 16 years. It quickly became a popular favorite—Mendelssohn recalled playing it in Berlin 12 times in 1841. No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66, followed in 1845, the last major instrumental composition published during his lifetime.
Though it never achieved the popularity of the first, it is often described as the greater work.
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