Editors’ Notes 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.

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Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87
I. Allegro
1
 
II. Andante con moto
2
 
III. Scherzo. Presto - Trio
3
 
IV. Finale. Allegro giocoso
4
 
Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101
I. Allegro energico
1
 
II. Presto non assai
2
 
III. Andante grazioso
3
 
IV. Allegro molto
4
 
Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8
I. Allegro con moto - Allegro con brio
5
 
II. Scherzo & Trio. Allegro molto - Più lento
6
 
III. Adagio non troppo
7
 
IV. Finale. Allegro molto agitato
8