Kati Eriikka

Trio Gimelia Concert

Trio Gimelia Concert
Thursday, December 6, 2012
18:30 - All Ages
Finland Ambassade (map)
Other Info
Trio Gimelia (Kati Arikoski, Piano, Katariina Roth, violin, Carla Kuotila, Cello) will perform 6.12.2011, Finland's Independence Day, at the finnish ambassade finnish and danish music at Moltkes Palæ in Copenhagen.

J.Sibelius: Piano Trio in C "Lovisa Trio" (1888)
I Allegro
II Andante
III Allegro con brio

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) is well-known for his symphonies, violin concerto and tone poems, but outside of his string quartet "Voces Intimae", none of his many chamber works has received the attention of the public. Yet many of these works are well worth performing. The Lovisa Trio is one such work.

From 1885 to 1889, he studied music in the Helsinki Music Academy. It was during this period that the Piano Trio in C Major, composed in the summer of 1888, was composed. It has no opus number but has become known as the Lovisa Trio as it was composed at the family country home near the village of Lovisa.

Although Sibelius was only 23 when he composed the trio, it is surprising mature. Up to this point his earlier works were based on classical models, but in the Lovisa trio, he has moved into the territory of full-blooded Romanticism. The opening movement of the trio, Allegro, begins with a buoyant melody full of élan and warmth. The middle movement, Andante, is quiet and tinged with melancholy. The mood is further heightened when the strings enter. The restless main theme of the finale, Allegro con brio, with its striking tonalities and downward-plunging rapid passages leaves a strong impression.

N. Schmidt: ”Trio for Fiberline” (2004)
I. Strings of Glass: Moderato
II. Amber Heart: Adagio
III. The Incomparable Lightness of Being Strong: Allegro

"In the process of composing "Trio for Fiberline", I have reflected a great deal on the possible musical aspects of the two primary components used in the Fiberline Composites product line: fiberglass and polyester. During this process, I found it particularly interesting that the composition of the polyester matrix is almost identical to that of amber. Gradually, it became evident that a piano trio would be an expressive and suitable ensemble for hosting my intentions with this work.

In the Fiberline logo, the number of three is symbolic of the process of creating composite materials. Accordingly, I found it natural to form the trio in three movements.

I felt it was important that the music should speak on its own terms and develop in accordance with its own logic, rather than being merely a sonic, albeit artistic, portrait of glass and plastic that finally unite in happy harmony.

The trio also celebrates Fiberline's 25th anniversary. Thus, the form of the entire work can be seen as a reflection of Fiberline's progress during the last 25 years:
the uncertain and near-chaotic mood of creation and innovation in the first movement, the beauty of stable growth in the second movement, and the celebratory mood which the finalé strikes in the conclusion.
- N.S. April 2004"

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