Delta Piano Trio

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Delta Piano Trio
Amsterdam, 2014
credits: Sarah Wijzenbeek
Delta Piano Trio
Amsterdam, 2014
credits: Sarah Wijzenbeek
Delta Piano Trio
Amsterdam, 2014
credits: Sarah Wijzenbeek
Delta Piano Trio
Salzburg, 2014
credits: Max Bosse
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The Mirror with Three Faces
The Delta Piano Trio enjoys a special relationship with composer Lera Auerbach. Whilst searching for contemporary repertoire the group fell in love with Auerbach’s piano trios, performing them regularly and, after writing to her about them, enjoying the opportunity to work on this music together with the composer. This experience has given these musicians a unique insight into Auerbach’s piano trios. The title of this CD was inspired by Auerbach’s second piano trio, Tryptych – The Mirror with Three Faces (2012). The work, which is at the heart of this disc, follows the physical construction of a hinged mirror, and Auerbach speaks of it in terms of a theatre piece in which three individuals have their own separate stories but are part of a single entity. Yet there is an ambiguity about the reflection in the mirror –is it three facets of the same person, or three separate images?


Auerbach’s Piano Trio No. 1 is one of her earliest works, with fascinating allusions to19th- and 20th-century musical traditions, yet with the addition of very specific effects which imbue her music with a unique spectrum of colours. The influence of Shostakovich is audible in Auerbach’s Piano Trio No. 1, and this disc opens with Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2. The opening movement is a paradoxical combination of rigorous counterpoint and ethereal harmonics, followed by a more forceful, rustic and ironic second movement. A mournful passacaglia follows, and the work concludes with a haunting ‘Dance of Death’.
Shostakovich from: Pianotrio No.2 (live @TivoliVredenburg Utrecht)
Delta Piano Trio performs from Pianotrio nr. 2 - Largo, composed by Dimitri Shostakovich.
Auerbach from: Pianotrio No.2 (live @TivoliVredenburg Utrecht)
Delta Piano Trio performs from Pianotrio nr. 2 - Tell’m What You See, composed by Lera Auerbach. Auerbach's Pianotrio nr 2 is also titled This Mirror Has Three Faces. Delta PIano Trio: Gerard Spronk - violin, Irene Enzlin - cello, Vera Kooper - piano
Delta Piano Trio and Naxos Records present: Taneyev and Borodin
Delta Piano Trio and Naxos present: Piano trios by Taneyev and Borodin.

Sergey Taneyev was a distinguished pianist and influential educator, succeeding Tchaikovsky as professor at the Moscow Conservatory and counting Scriabin and Rachmaninov among his students. The Piano Trio Op. 22 is a demonstration of Taneyev’s technical skill, lled with subtle use of counterpoint, lyrical expressiveness and virtuoso reworks. Alexander Borodin was a leading member of the ‘Mighty Handful’, and his incomplete but brilliant Piano Trio was seen by Glinka as setting a precedent in the genre for its deeply Russian character.

TANEYEV, S.I.: Piano Trio, Op. 22 / BORODIN, A.P.: Piano Trio (Delta Piano Trio)
Naxos 8.573561
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L. van Beethoven: Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 1 in E flat major - Delta Piano Trio
L. van Beethoven: Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 1 in E flat major

- Allegro
- Adagio Cantabile (11:11)
- Scherzo. Allegro Assai (20:20)
- Finale. Presto (25.34)

Delta Piano Trio
Gerard Spronk, violin
Irene Enzlin, cello
Vera Kooper, piano

Nieuwe Kerk, Den Haag (The Netherlands)
30.01.2016
Rachmaninov with a view
Delta Piano Trio cellist Irene Enzlin escaped her room for a practice session outdoors. When you see the view you can't blame her....
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