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Piano trio in E minor : The Heart

by Andrew Anderson (2013)

Also known as: The Heart

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Performance by Streeton Trio from the CD Piano trio in E minor

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Piano trio in E minor : "The Heart" / Andrew Anderson ; Streeton Trio.

Library shelf no. CD 2640 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

The four-movement Piano Trio in E minor - "The Heart" - was written for the Streeton Trio in 2013. The opening Drammatico movement is in sonata form, with an extended development over which the principal theme progressively shifts by a beat, finally coming full cycle when the recaptulation section arrives. Religioso is a contemplative movement of hope. The restless Poco Agitato movement generally proceeds in hushed tones, only occasionally breaking into loud outbursts. In the final movement - Inquieto - the feeling of restlessness continues although now in a more dramatic fashion, tempered by a lyrical and optomistic second subject. The principal theme from the opening movement now returns as a tranquil coda that ultimately banishes this restlessness and closes the work. In a similar fashion to the nicknames assigned to many of Haydn's symphonies, the name for "The Heart" comes from a particular musical figuration in the work - in this case, the beating accompaniment rhythm in the middle of the slow Religioso movement - rather than from a particular programme or story associated with the piece.

Work Details

Year: 2013

Instrumentation: Violin, cello, piano.

Duration: 28 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. Drammatico -- II. Religioso -- III. Poco Agitato -- IV. Inquieto.

Commission note: Commissioned by Streeton Trio.

First performance: by Streeton Trio at Streeton Trio (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre) on 13 Apr 2014

Performances of this work

27 Apr 2014: at Music to Warm the Heart (Olinda Community Hall). Featuring Streeton Trio.

26 Apr 2014: at Music to Warm the Heart (Castlemaine Art Gallery). Featuring Streeton Trio.

25 Apr 2014: at Streeton Trio Performance at MONA (Hobart) (Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)). Featuring Streeton Trio.

19 Apr 2014: at Music to Warm the Heart (The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Streeton Trio.

15 Apr 2014: at Streeton Trio at Mosman Art Gallery (Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre). Featuring Streeton Trio.

13 Apr 2014: at Streeton Trio (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre). Featuring Streeton Trio.

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