Every Sunday (this summer)I have been hosting "chamber music night" in my home. The majority of the time we have a string trio (violin, viola, cello). Now I have started a piano trio group as well that is so promising that we've begun to set our sights on something more concrete (performing). We have enough piano trio music (Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Brahms, Schumann, Mozart, Schubert, Bach, etc.). I am looking for more string trio music, though. I have the Beethoven trios, which have been great for us in many ways, I have a little known "Hummel" trio in G that is interesting...and other short pieces or arranged pieces. I'm trying to stay away from music for two violins and cello, like the London Trios by Haydn; mostly to start really defining our trio sound. Any ideas for good string trio music that isn't "gig" or "wedding" music, but not so difficult (or avant garde style) that it will take a lot of time to put it together rhythmically (we are all professionals and have our hands in many pots, this being our "fun" ensemble that fills in the void musically that orchestral playing neglects and which college primed us for). Ideas? We like music from the Romantic era that can be lush and full of sound despite only having three instruments to work with.
Thanks, guys. Hope to steadily increase my involvement with v.com. I have been reading archives and searching topics; so far I've been really impressed with the scope and range and usefulness of members' contributions.
Jennifer Steinfeldt Warren
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