Rachmaninov Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor
Brahms Piano Trio in B, Op.8
Schubert Piano Trio No.2 in E flat, D929
Trio Wanderer was founded 30 years ago by the members whilst students at the Conservatoire de Paris. In 1988 they won the ARD Competition in Munich and in 1990, the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in the USA. Since then they have become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles and several of their 20 CDs have received critic’s choice awards from Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine and Diapason.
Originally composed in 1853, Brahms almost completely revised his Piano Trio in B in 1891 and it is this version that is performed by Trio Wanderer. Brahms retained the spirited, dramatic Scherzo but introduced several new themes including the chorale-like Adagio and culminating in a tempestuous finale. Schubert’s Piano Trio in E flat, D929 composed in 1827 a year before his death was immediately hailed a triumph by his admirers. The Trio’s expressive range, glorious lyricism and rhythmic energy is tremendously satisfying to hear and is deservedly known as one of the great masterpieces of the chamber repertory to this day.
“It was clear from the outset that the Trio Wanderer’s recital at the Wigmore Hall was to be very special…They have a near-telepathic musical sensibility. What so impresses about this group is its command of the emotional panorama of the music. In short, an awe-inspiring evening.” The Strad