FERDINAND HILLER (1811-1885): Piano Trio No. 6 in C Minor, Op. 186 “Serenade No. 2” (First Recording), LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): Piano Trio No. 5 in D, Op. 70/1 “Ghost”, FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828): Notturno in E Flat, D897.
Catalogue Number: 03T038
Label: Resonus Classics
Reference: RES 10203
Description: Why this coupling? The notes tells us that these “...works each notable for their use of a nocturne, evoking the quiet night-time and an atmosphere of poetic reflection...”. The Hiller, at 25:37, is the longest piece here, five movements of youthful vivacity with dance almost omnipresent, plenty of instrumental interplay and virtuosic material for the pianist, the whole decidedly belying the composer’s 68 years of age when he wrote it. Rautio Piano Trio.