The Terzetto was written for his neighbor, an amateur violinist, so Dvořák could join in the music making. It proved too difficult for an amateur, and this became one of the best known concert pieces for this ensemble type.
Chopin’s Cello Sonata was premiered at his last public performance with Franchomme, the works dedicatee. He struggled writing this piece as shown by the numerous sketches he had worked on before publication.
Written in memory of the recently deceased Tchaikovsky, this piano trio follows the same structure as Tchaikovsky’s work in A minor, written in honor of the composers friend Nikolai Rubinstein.