With the Super Bowl recently passed, and the Olympics gearing up, I started trying to put together a sort of classical music “dream team.” But before I could get very far, a CD arrived in my mailbox that filled the lineup perfectly.
After years of friendship and some on-stage collaboration, violinist Itzhak Perlman, pianist Emmanuel Ax, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma appear together on a recording. These three living legends combine their talents on this Sony Classics release of Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trios Opus 49 and 66.
Emmanuel Ax notes that when deciding on the literature for this groundbreaking recording, the Mendelssohn trios immediately came to mind. “The Music of Mendelssohn,” he says, “reflects what he must have been as a human being – inspired, deeply touching, and full of generosity.”