Trio – a group or set of three, in this case, a musical composition for three instruments.
There is different instrumentation for each trio on this program. Music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th century periods are presented, all of which use the piano as the common instrumental voice and, so, are called piano trios. The remaining voices are drawn from woodwinds, flute, oboe, clarinet, and strings, violin, viola, cello.
The piano is the foundation for each of these compositions that includes trios that are less often performed by Loeillet, Kuhlau, Clara Schumann, Bruch and Gaubert.