The Greek-British-German trio is not only working on a complete recording of all 46 piano trios by Joseph Haydn, it has also commissioned a good number of composers to write short counterparts to the master's works, including Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Olli Mustonen. Haydn's so-called "Gypsy Trio" in G major – the Presto finale is written "a l'Ongarese" – is taken by the Trio Gaspard as an occasion for a folkloristic excursion to Poland and Hungary. In contrast, the main work of the program is completely filled with the songlike intimacy of German Romanticism: Schumann's strikingly friendly F major Trio from 1847.

Trio Gaspard

Piano trio

Nicholas Rimmer

Jonian Ilias Kadesha

Vashti Hunter

Olli Mustonen
Introduzione e Allegro alla Polacca (world premiere)

Joseph Haydn
Piano Trio in G major Hob. XV:25 "Gypsy Rondo"

PatKop (1977*)
"Roh-Rau" for piano trio
(commissioned work by Trio Gaspard / world premiere)

Franz Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 in E flat major "Carnaval de Pesth"

Johannes Brahms
Nos. 4, 10, 16 from Hungarian Dances (Arr. Trio Gaspard)

Robert Schumann
Piano Trio No. 2 in F major op. 80

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