With regard to the Ashton trios, there is the prospect of at least one being recorded by Toccata Classics, as indicated in an article on this website.
And regarding definitions, I certainly don't feel bound by the title "piano trio" and you will see that Bloch's Nocturnes are in today's "B Part 1" article. It does make them rather harder to find, of course, so there are inevitably going to be ones that are missed.
I would disagree that Beethoven's Kakadu variations are not piano trios - for me, it is the combination of instruments that defines the genre, not the title.
That probably answers the other question: what about those works for other combinations of piano and two other instruments? I don't intend to include them, partly because it would make this very large job even larger, but mainly because it is the piano, violin and cello combination that interests me.
Finally, a request to Musicweb readers: does anyone have a connection to the chamber music online database Earsense.org? It has been offline for more than a week, and if it has disappeared for good, then it will make the work much more difficult.
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