Trio Music Recordings and Sheet Music

The term 'trio' defines both a group of three instruments, or a composition for such a group. Pieces for ensembles of three instruments may be titled according to their form or genre, and sometimes be simply titled 'trios', such as 'piano trios' (pieces for violin, piano, and cello) or 'string trios' (violin, viola, and cello). Up until the 18th century, the word 'trio' was also used to refer to any composition for three unaccompanied lines, that could have been played by a single player. The term also applied to 'trio sonatas' which were sonatas for basso continuo and two melodic instruments (such as continuo +2 violins, or flute and violin). 'Trio' also defines a contrasting dance that appears in the middle of a main dance, such as a minuet or a bourée. This comes from the tradition of orchestrating this middle dances for a group of only three instruments in order to create contrast.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
2 Chamber Trios, Op. 41 Richard Kursch Chamber group Romantic
2 Easy Piano Trios, Op.330 Carl Bohm Chamber group Romantic
2 Easy Trios Adam Carse Chamber group Romantic
2 leichte Vortragsstücke, Op.28 Friedemann Baruch Chamber group Early 20th Century
2 Piano Trios, Hob.XV:15-16 (Op.67) Franz Joseph Haydn Chamber group Classical
2 Pieces Georgy Bazilevsky Solo Instrument and Piano Romantic
2 Pièces en Forme Canonique Théodore Dubois Chamber group Romantic
2 String Trios, Op.27 Heinrich von Herzogenberg String Trio Romantic
2 String Trios, Op.61 Robert Fuchs String Trio Romantic
2 Terzettos Franz Anton Hoffmeister Chamber group Classical
2 Trio-Miniaturen, Opp.18a, 24a Paul Juon Chamber group Romantic
2 Trios for Oboe, Bassoon and Cello H. Zimmermann Chamber group Late 19th century
2 Trios, Op.23 Conradin Kreutzer Chamber group Romantic
3 Aquarelles Philippe Gaubert Chamber group Early 20th Century
3 Concertant String Trios, BI 351, 344, 349 Alessandro Rolla String Trio Classical
3 Concertant String Trios, BI 410, 405, 397 Alessandro Rolla Chamber group Romantic
3 Concertant String Trios, Op.1 (BI 348, 342, 343) Alessandro Rolla String Trio Romantic
3 Concertant String Trios, Op.2 (BI 346, 341, 347) Alessandro Rolla String Trio Romantic
3 Easy Piano Trios, Op.159 Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke Chamber group Romantic
3 Flute Trios, Op. 22 Muzio Clementi Chamber group Classical