18 Songs, 2 Hours 29 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The lean instrumentation of Mozart’s trios for violin, cello and piano belies their sheer invention, dazzling colour and sophistication. Two—K. 496 and K. 502—were written in the same year as the composer’s comic operatic masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro, while the last three were completed while he perfected his astonishing final symphonies, Nos. 39, 40 and 41. So, it’s no wonder that these unassuming chamber works are, in fact, distilled genius: Melodies flow like arias, surprising and delightful ideas twist and turn, while Mozart unites his three instruments in constant, joyful conversation. Pianist Daniel Barenboim, violinist Michael Barenboim and cellist Kian Soltani are entrancing in their irrepressible energy and flawless ensemble. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

The lean instrumentation of Mozart’s trios for violin, cello and piano belies their sheer invention, dazzling colour and sophistication. Two—K. 496 and K. 502—were written in the same year as the composer’s comic operatic masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro, while the last three were completed while he perfected his astonishing final symphonies, Nos. 39, 40 and 41. So, it’s no wonder that these unassuming chamber works are, in fact, distilled genius: Melodies flow like arias, surprising and delightful ideas twist and turn, while Mozart unites his three instruments in constant, joyful conversation. Pianist Daniel Barenboim, violinist Michael Barenboim and cellist Kian Soltani are entrancing in their irrepressible energy and flawless ensemble. 

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