- 01 – Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat major Op. 99 D. 898 – I. Allegro moderato
- 02 – Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat major Op. 99 D. 898 – II. Andante un poco mosso
- 03 – Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat major Op. 99 D. 898 – III. Allegro
- 04 – Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat major Op. 99 D. 898 – IV. Rondo Allegro vivace Disc 2
- 01 – Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major Op. 100 D. 929 – I. Allegro
- 02 – Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major Op. 100 D. 929 – II. Andante con moto
- 03 – Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major Op. 100 D. 929 – III. Scherzando Allegro moderato
- 04 – Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major Op. 100 D. 929 – IV. Allegro moderato
Schubert Piano Trios
F. Mezzena, S.Patria, E. Ballario Trio
These three artists have known each other by reputation for many years, but their artistic association began in 2015 as a natural consequence of mutual long-distance esteem. Franco’s precision and rigour on the violin, combined with Sergio’s innate expressiveness and Elena’s musical balance, are the three main characteristics that make this trio complete. The first rehearsal of the Mezzena-Patria-Ballario Trio involved playing through Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 2, a piece for which the three artists feel a particular passion and with which their interpretative affinity manifested itself immediately. Their concert activity has led them to performances of the standard trio repertoire, including recordings of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, but also rare performances and recordings of music such as the trios by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari and Alberic Magnard.
While Franz Schubert worked on his noble, monumental song-cycle, Winterreise, he also wrote his two Piano Trios, the lyricism and joie de vivre of which recall the exuberance of earlier works. Schubert’s Piano Trios filled a gap in piano trio writing that had lain open since Beethoven’s ‘Archduke’ Trio of 1811. Both Schubert and Robert Schumann reflected contemporary opinion in their preference for the intellectual rigours of the Piano Trio No. 2, which was at first the more popular of the two; but the airy, graceful Piano Trio No. 1 has since become the more frequently performed work.