Legendary musicians, violinist Jascha Heifetz, pianist Artur Rubinstein and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky perform Mendelssohn's Piano Trio no.1 †• a work they recorded along with the trios of Ravel for RCA Victor in 1949.

The Strad's May 2015 issue, out now, examines how the advent of recording at the dawn of the 20th century shaped the course of string playing.

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