The string trio might not be the most common of genres, but it inspired composers to come up with works which are absolutely worth a listen. Whatever its title might suggest, Mozart's Trio Divertimento, is probably aimed at a small circle of connoisseurs and is undoubtedly the greatest work of its genre.
For Beethoven, the string trio primarily served as a testing ground before he made his big leap into the universe of the quartet. His Fifth String Trio testifies to the progress made and notably a considerable increase in his means of expression.
Alongside the two classical masters, the Feldmann-Berthaud-Steckel trio, as young as it is talented, invites you to discover a real gem: Jean Françaix's String Trio; a composer who, just like George Gershwin, Philip Glass and Aaron Copland, trained under the famous musician and pedagogue Nadia Boulanger. Now here's something to delight curious audiences!
String Trio no. 5, op. 9/3 Ludwig van Beethoven
String Trio Jean Françaix
String Trio, KV 563, "Divertimento" Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart