This is an original collection of multi-level pieces with flexible scoring that can be played by any combination of violin, viola, and cello. Each trio has two easy parts and one part for a teacher or advanced student. The optional piano accompaniments provide additional musical color to the ensemble.
Title: Trio Tapestry, By Martin, Joanne, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item numbers: 17350, 17430, 17510, 176X0
This charming work is published following the Urtext in the Beethoven Complete Edition and is a welcome addition to the repertoire for these instruments. Although originally for two oboes and cor anglais, a version for two violins and viola was also published at the same time by Artaria with Beethoven's consent.
Schattenspie(ge)l ('Shadow play/shadow mirror'), a trio for
violin, cello and piano, was composed in 2006 to a commission from the
'Trio Caleidoscopio'. It is dedicated to Rudolf Kelterborn on his 75th
birthday, and also to Primoz Novsak, Thomas Grossenbacher and Keiko
Tamura, who gave the world première on 19 November 2006 at a Chamber
Music Subscription Concert in the Zurich Tonhalle.
Schattenspie(ge)l alludes to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano
Trio in G Major, KV 564, as well as to the Second Piano Trio in E Minor
by Dmitri Shostakovich. These two works are not quoted in a manner that
the ear can hear, however; they are merely present, structurally, in the
background. The four contrasting movements are derived from the same
basic cell, possess the same formal structure, and they together form a
unity on account of the many cross-references between them.
Trio in G Major, "Gypsy Trio" for Violin, Cello, and Piano
The present Piano trio in G major is also known as the "Gypsy Trio." This nickname, which did not originate with the composer, derives from the original term for the melodic writing in the finale (Rondo in the Gypsies stile), where Haydn makes use of musical models from his native country and environs.