The String trio - by some disparagingly being regarded as a quartet without the Second violin - for long has been a bit overshadowed by its "bigger brother"; the Aleksic Trio shows with this debut album, that nevertheless highly artistic and compositionally pioneering works for this instrumentation were created. With his String Trio Op. 9/1, Ludwig van Beethoven illustrates the combination of a jolly and playful access and the pursuit for a virtuoso formal composition. The Trio Op. 27/1 by Heinrich von Herzogenberg exhibits close ties to its historic examples, and he was able to convince even highly critical contemporaries like Brahms with his accomplished compositional technique and his fine melodic structures. Likewise, the Serenade in C major Op. 10 by the Hungarian Ernst von Dohnanyi sometimes makes the listener forget that it is merely three instruments, which are responsible for such dense and sometimes symphonic sound.