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Piano Trio No. 2

Piano Trio No. 2


  • Instrumentation: violin, cello and piano
  • Edition: score and parts

 
Description
My second Piano Trio was written for the Morgenstern Trio (from Germany) for the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music. The work is in two movements of contrasting character. A couple of ideas inspired each movement: the first was the thought of a desert landscape at night, desolate and calm; the second came from an incident driving home in Houston.

I was driving through downtown late at night on an elevated highway, which runs through the center of town. There were just enough cars on the road to feel like it was busy, but there were no traffic jams so everyone was going at a high rate of speed, some cars weaving in and out of lanes. Coming around a large curve, I looked over at the downtown skyline as I passed very near the buildings. Since this was an elevated highway, I was looking at the 4th or 5th floors of most buildings, and as I glanced at the buildings, they seemed to be going by in slow motion. This provided the impetus for the second movement. These were simply starting points and the music itself eventually developed on its own terms. Pierre Jalbert
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, sponsored by Boyer Rickel in memory of his parents Harry and Louise Rickel
Content text: I Mysterious, nocturnal, desolate
II Agitated, relentless
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 5. November 2014 Tucson, AZ, Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center (USA) · Morgenstern Piano Trio
Year of composition: 2014
Performances
Orchestra: Morgenstern Trio
2017-02-26 | Emporia, KS (United States of America), Emporia Arts Center & Gallery
Orchestra: Morgenstern Trio
2017-02-22 | Middlebury, VT (United States of America), Mahaney Center for the Arts
Orchestra: Morgenstern Trio
2017-02-19 | Washington, D.C. (United States of America), The Phillips Collection
Orchestra: Morgenstern Trio
2017-02-18 | Madison, NJ (United States of America), Concert Hall at Drew University
Orchestra: Morgenstern Trio
2017-02-14 | Mount Pleasant, MI (United States of America), Staples Family Concert Hall
Orchestra: Prometheus Trio
2017-02-07 | Milwaukee, WI (United States of America), Helen Bader Recital Hall
Orchestra: Prometheus Trio
2017-02-06 | Milwaukee, WI (United States of America), Helen Bader Recital Hall
2017-01-07 | Houston, TX (United States of America), The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
2016-08-24 | Burlington, VT (United States of America), Elley-Long Music Center
Orchestra: Morgenstern Piano Trio
2016-04-30 | Kalamazoo, MI (United States of America), Gilmore Keyboard Festival
Orchestra: Syzygy
2015-09-25 | Houston, TX (United States of America), Duncan Recital Hall
Orchestra: Morgenstern Piano Trio
2014-11-06 | Tucson, AZ (United States of America), Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center
Orchestra: Morgenstern Piano Trio
2014-11-05 | Tucson, AZ (United States of America), Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center | World Premiere
My second Piano Trio was written for the Morgenstern Trio (from Germany) for the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music. The work is in two movements of contrasting character. A couple of ideas inspired each movement: the first was the thought of a desert landscape at night, desolate and calm; the second came from an incident driving home in Houston.

I was driving through downtown late at night on an elevated highway, which runs through the center of town. There were just enough cars on the road to feel like it was busy, but there were no traffic jams so everyone was going at a high rate of speed, some cars weaving in and out of lanes. Coming around a large curve, I looked over at the downtown skyline as I passed very near the buildings. Since this was an elevated highway, I was looking at the 4th or 5th floors of most buildings, and as I glanced at the buildings, they seemed to be going by in slow motion. This provided the impetus for the second movement. These were simply starting points and the music itself eventually developed on its own terms. Pierre Jalbert
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, sponsored by Boyer Rickel in memory of his parents Harry and Louise Rickel
Content text: I Mysterious, nocturnal, desolate
II Agitated, relentless
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 5. November 2014 Tucson, AZ, Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center (USA) · Morgenstern Piano Trio
Year of composition: 2014
Orchestra: Morgenstern Trio
2017-02-26 | Emporia, KS (United States of America), Emporia Arts Center & Gallery
Orchestra: Morgenstern Trio
2017-02-22 | Middlebury, VT (United States of America), Mahaney Center for the Arts
Orchestra: Morgenstern Trio
2017-02-19 | Washington, D.C. (United States of America), The Phillips Collection
Orchestra: Morgenstern Trio
2017-02-18 | Madison, NJ (United States of America), Concert Hall at Drew University
Orchestra: Morgenstern Trio
2017-02-14 | Mount Pleasant, MI (United States of America), Staples Family Concert Hall
Orchestra: Prometheus Trio
2017-02-07 | Milwaukee, WI (United States of America), Helen Bader Recital Hall
Orchestra: Prometheus Trio
2017-02-06 | Milwaukee, WI (United States of America), Helen Bader Recital Hall
2017-01-07 | Houston, TX (United States of America), The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
2016-08-24 | Burlington, VT (United States of America), Elley-Long Music Center
Orchestra: Morgenstern Piano Trio
2016-04-30 | Kalamazoo, MI (United States of America), Gilmore Keyboard Festival
Orchestra: Syzygy
2015-09-25 | Houston, TX (United States of America), Duncan Recital Hall
Orchestra: Morgenstern Piano Trio
2014-11-06 | Tucson, AZ (United States of America), Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center
Orchestra: Morgenstern Piano Trio
2014-11-05 | Tucson, AZ (United States of America), Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center | World Premiere