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Idea - With orchestral concerts on hold for the foreseeable future, the Linos Piano Trio’s Stolen Music project takes inspiration from earlier times and brings distilled versions of great orchestral works to smaller spaces.
Inspiration - The combination of piano, violin and cello has, through the ages, acted as a (pre-digital) kind of virtuality, simulating music written for larger ensembles. This combination was chosen by Beethoven as an alternative instrumentation of his Second Symphony, allowing the work to be heard and played beyond its premiere.
Throughout the 19th Century the piano trio enjoyed a second life outside the genre’s masterpieces: transcriptions of symphonic music. Its vast sound-colour possibilities conjured the richness of an orchestra, while its portability enlivened intimate salons.
Process - We have been fascinated by this aspect of the trio genre since the Linos Piano Trio’s beginning in 2007, our first performance being Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht in the arrangement by Eduard Steuermann (endorsed by the composer).
Since 2016 we have taken a further step inspired by Stravinsky’s notion of creative stealing: to take something and make it one’s own. We have “stolen” works from the orchestral repertoire such as Ravel’s La Valse, and Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice and performed them widely in our own arrangements.
This process is both collaborative and creative, taking weeks (and months) to get inside the score and experiment with all the possibilities. It goes beyond assigning parts to each instrument: often requiring creative solutions to achieve a specific texture, changes in figuration and ornamentation to better suit each instrument, or taking inspiration from the piano trio writing of the same composer.
The result is a fully reimagined version as if the composer had conceived the piece for the piano trio.
STOLEN MUSIC will be the first recording of this ongoing project, compiling the highlights from the Linos Piano Trio’s existing arrangements, paired with the inspiration for the trio’s founding: Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht.
The Linos Piano Trio brings together the members’ five nationalities and three musical voices into the single artistic vision of “reinventing the repertoire”. Pushing at the boundaries of the trio genre, Linos has, since its inception in 2007, championed hidden gems and created new trio transcriptions, alongside its fresh, personal and visceral performances of the core repertoire.
Praised for its “slow-burning, gripping performance” by The Strad, and “virtuosity, presence of mind, and wit” by Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Linos Piano Trio’s reputation has taken it to prestigious stages and festivals internationally. With its pioneering spirit, the trio recorded the first complete recording of C.P.E. Bach’s Piano Trios (CAvi-music, 2020) which received several five-star reviews from across the European press.muzycy:
Brach Boondiskulchok, piano
Konrad Elias-Trostmann, Violin
Vladimir Waltham, Celloutwory:
1. Claude Debussy: Prélude a l’apres-midi d’un faune
2. Paul Dukas: L’apprent sorcier
3. Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht. Op. 4 I. Sehr langsam
4. Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht. Op. 4 II. Breiter
5. Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht. Op. 4 III. Schwer betont
6. Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht. Op. 4 IV. Sehr breit und langsam
7. Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht. Op. 4 V. Sehr ruhig
8. Maurice Ravel: La Valsewydano:
18 June 2021
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