Trio No. 1
for Violin, Clarinet in Bb, and Piano
24 min. •
The five movements of this Trio are terse, interior, and enigmatic. They contain the seeds of things that have occupied me over the years since: a preference for tonality and singing melodies, and a way of collecting short movements to tell a larger story. I think my historical reference is to the string quartet pieces by Schoenberg and Webern, which in turn have their roots in nineteenth-century song cycles.
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