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Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020) conducting his oratorio "Seven Gates of Jerusalem" at the Winter Palace, St Petersburg, in 2001. Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky

Monday, August 25, 2014

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No.2 in E minor – Delta Piano Trio (HD 1080p)

Shostakovich's Piano Trio No.2 in E minor was composed in 1944 during the Second World War and it is dedicated to his close friend Ivan Sollertinsky, who had just died at the age of 41. The work is not only a lament for him but also for the victims of the Holocaust. This horrific news shattered Shostakovich, who attuned intensely to the suffering of his fellow human beings and is expressing his pain in this Trio, in a most dynamic and unique way.

The Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, Op.67, by Dmitri Shostakovich, is performed by Delta Piano Trio in Salzburg on February 21, 2014.

Το Δεύτερο Πιάνο τρίο του Σοστακόβιτς γράφτηκε το 1944 στη δύσκολη περίοδο του Β' Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου και είναι αφιερωμένο στον στενό του φίλο Ίβαν Σολλερτίνσκυ, που μόλις είχε πεθάνει σε ηλικία 41 ετών. Το έργο είναι ένας θρήνος όχι μόνο για εκείνον αλλά και για τα θύματα του Ολοκαυτώματος. Αυτό το φρικιαστικό γεγονός συγκλόνισε τον Σοστακόβιτς, ο οποίος συντονίστηκε έντονα με τον πόνο του συνανθρώπου του και τον εκφράζει σ' αυτό το Τρίο, με έναν τρομερά δυναμικό και μοναδικό τρόπο.

Το Πιάνο τρίο σε Μι ελάσσονα, αρ. 2, έργο 67, του Ντμίτρι Σοστακόβιτς, ερμηνεύει το αυστριακό Delta Piano Trio, το οποίο απαρτίζουν τρεις νέοι ταλαντούχοι Ολλανδοί σολίστες: ο βιολονίστας Gerard Spronk, η βιολοντσελίστρια Irene Enzlin και η πιανίστρια Vera Kooper. Η συναυλία δόθηκε στο Σάλτσμπουργκ την 21η Φεβρουαρίου 2014.

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

♪ Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, Op.67 (1944)

i. Andante – Moderato – Poco più mosso
ii. Allegro con brio
iii. Largo
iv. Allegretto – Adagio

Delta Piano Trio:
Gerard Spronk, violin
Irene Enzlin, cello
Vera Kooper, piano

Austria, Salzburg, February 21, 2014

(HD 1080p)

First publication: August 25, 2014 – Last update: May 10, 2017

Photo by Sarah Wijzenbeek

The Delta Piano Trio was founded in Salzburg (Austria) by three young Dutch performers: violinist Gerard Spronk, cellist Irene Enzlin and pianist Vera Kooper.

The trio has made a name for itself with its raw, uncompromising musicianship, their energy and a willingness to invest oneself beyond comfort. They approach chamber music as a form of communication, an exchange of ideas, and a shared road of reflection, discovery and evolution. Aiming to shape its own path, the Delta Piano Trio has an eclectic and personal choice of repertoire, encompassing the entire range of the piano trio literature.

Since their founding in 2013, the Delta Piano Trio has performed extensively in The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Russia and the United States. In the spring of 2014 the trio won the first prize, as well as a special prize for the performance of a twentieth-century work, at the 7th International S. Vainiunas Chamber Music Competition in Vilnius, Lithuania. Their debut at the 4th Salzburger Kammermusikfestival, in a shared concert with the Borodin Quartet, was highly acclaimed by both audience and critics.

In September 2014 the trio won a first prize at the Salieri-Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition in Verona, Italy, which took them to the United States in 2015 to debut at the New York Chamber Music Festival. When in New York, they also had the chance to work with composer Lera Auerbach on her first piano trio.

In the summer of 2015 the trio won the first prize (Prix Charles Hennen) at the Orlando Competition in The Netherlands as well as the second prizeat the international Gianni Bergamo Award Competition in Switzerland. The trio had their Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) debut early 2016, and the next seasons include tours in China, Korea, Australia, Israel and Europe, as well as further projects with composer Lera Auerbach. In March 2016 they recorded their debut CD for Naxos Records, which will be released in 2017.

The Delta Piano Trio has the privilege to work with Wolfgang Redik (founding member of the Vienna Piano Trio) and Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet) at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg as well as with the Trio Wanderer in Paris. Further musical influences include Stephen Kovacevich, Alexander Bonduriansky, Louise Hopkins, Miguel da Silva, Johannes Meissl and Hatto Beyerle (founding member of Alban Berg Quartet).


Photo by Max Bosse

See also

Dmitri Shostakovich – All the posts

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