Brahms: The Piano Trios

Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, Yo-Yo Ma

Brahms: The Piano Trios

Each member of this very classy group is a magnificent Brahms player. Put them together and real magic happens. Brahms’ three trios span his creative life—No. 1 was completed when he was 20 (later revised, as played here), and Nos. 2 and 3 were composed while he was in his late 40s and early 50s. This is chamber music-making of a superior order: flexible, full of insight, joyful, and captivating in its freshness. Kavakos, the youngest of the trio, partners the two long-time friends with an innate and heartwarming sense of style.

Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87
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Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101
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Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8
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