Hemsing. Várdai. Volodin
The Russian-Norwegian-Hungarian piano trio unites three soloists of strong individuality and distinct stylistic sensibility. Two weighty works are at the center of her program: Brahms's last piano trio in C minor, written in the summer of 1886 on the shores of Lake Thun, strikes alternately fatefully serious and lovely tones. In contrast, Dmitri Shostakovich's harrowing E minor Trio, which the composer dedicated in 1944 to the memory of his friend Ivan Sollertinsky, who died at an early age, is completely filled with sadness and tragedy. Thus, the contrast to the light colors in Benjamin Britten and Karol Szymanowski is all the greater.