Late Fortepiano Trios

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On period instruments, PHOENIX presents late fortepiano trios by three composers who had a personal connection: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Josef Haydn and Stephen Storace. The legendary "quartett party" given by Storace to his friends in Vienna in 1784, had Haydn on the first violin and Mozart on the viola and was considered a true "musical feast".  It is a pleasant surprise to hear the nearly unknown Storace trios, side by side with two of the most beloved trios by Mozart (KV 542) and Haydn  (the f# minor trio) - here in a Beethovenesque phase. With David Shemer (grand fortepiano), Lilia Slavny ( violin - Holland) and Myrna Herzog (cello).