Rautio Piano Trio
Beethoven ‘Ghost’ Trio in D major Op.70/1
Hiller Trio in C minor Op.186
Schubert Trio in E flat ‘Notturno’ Op. posts 148
With a programme that includes the world premiere recording of Hiller’s Piano Trio No. 6 in C minor alongside Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ Trio and Schubert’s Piano Trio in E-flat major ‘Notturno’, the Rautio Trio present three striking and individual works each notable for their use of a nocturne, evoking the quiet night-time and an atmosphere of poetic reflection.
‘Keeping repertoire alive is a priority for the Rautio Piano Trio as their latest CD, Beethoven, Hiller & Schubert (Resonus), demonstrates. In between fresh, brisk Beethoven (Op 70, No 1 in D major “Ghost”) and eloquent, confident Schubert (Op posth 148, D897 “Notturno”, Adagio) they offer a substantial novelty: the premiere recording of the wonderfully buoyant Piano Trio No 6 in C minor, Op 186, Serenade No 2 (1879) by Ferdinand Hiller (1811-85). Said to be an affable character, this dance-like music smiles right through’