Dover reprint of early published editions. Upon hearing the first trio, Robert Schumann declared "Mendelssohn is the Mozart of the nineteenth century!" Written in the composer's famously flowing Romantic style, these two works are staples of the repertoire and anchors of many chamber music series. Both appear here for the first time in a single and affordable study edition. Mendelssohn drew upon a variety of influences in his musical style--chiefly Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Like the other German composers of his generation, Mendelssohn created works that mirror the era's tension between Classicism and Romanticism. These trios are universally regarded as among his finest works, with marked contrasts ranging from slow movements to lively scherzos in the manner of his "Songs Without Words."