SCHUBERT: PIANO TRIO NO. 2, ARPEGGIONE SONATA - HOPKINS; KUCHARSKY; CARROLL
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 & Arpeggione Sonata
Schubert: Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D929
Schubert: Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione', D821
Boris Kucharsky (violin, viola), Thomas Carroll (cello) & Elizabeth Hopkins (piano)
With this recording, the celebrated Kucharsky/Hopkins duo finish their Schubert cycle, this time joined by British cellist Thomas Carroll.
The monumental second Piano Trio and the 'Arpeggione' Sonata (recorded on Yehudi Menuhin’s very own Testore viola) show two very different sides of Schubert as a chamber music composer: a nearly orchestral work and one of the most intimate duo pieces of the entire history of music.