piano trio

To capture the unique structure of Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla's tangos nuevos on their album Celebrating Piazzolla, Neave Trio went as close to the source as possible, bringing in Piazzolla's colleagues Jose Bragato and Leonardo Suarez Paz.

"I think we all felt like we got a real window into the world of Piazzolla and the tango nuevo," says violinist Anna Williams.

In 1927 Bela Bartok wrote that his Miraculous Mandarin piece was "the best work I have so far written for orchestra." Hear this fabulous work performed by the London Symphony Orchestra under Kent Nagano plus Brahms 2nd piano concerto and a piano trio from Johann Nepomuk Hummel and more in today's show coming up from 8 to 10 p.m. and available here for an on-demand stream.

Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, and Itzhak Perlman tackled Mendelssohn's exquisite piano trios in 2010. Catch this classical music supergroup performing Mendelssohn's first piano trio in its entirety on Tuesday's program from 11 to noon on KUAF.