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Mendelssohn: Piano Trios - Emanuel Ax (piano); Itzhak Perlman (violin); Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
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  1. Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
  2. Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
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While it is pleasurable to hear three of the world's best-known virtuosos playing together with such extraordinary sympathy and enthusiasm, the actual performances by violinist Itzhak Perlman, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and pianist Emanuel Ax on this disc of Mendelssohn's two piano trios are merely so-so. Each alone sounds marvelous -- Perlman with his sweet intonation, Ma with his lyrical phrasing, and Ax with his sonorous tone -- but together they are not quite the sum of their parts. They seem to be half-listening to each other, ...

Mendelssohn: Piano Trios 2010, Sony Music

UPC: 886975219223