About the album
“Until it all completely dissolves”: in conversation with the Oberon Trio An interview by Friederike Westerhaus “Duality” is the title of your new album. In your trio lineup, are you confronted with duality on a basic level?
Jonathan Aner: All the time! A piano trio combines two different instrumental families: this is already something “dual”. We even ask ourselves how the piano can form a unity with string instruments at all! But piano trio repertoire shows that it is possible. The combination is almost magical. Antoaneta Emanuilova: However, when I think of the three of us and our personalities, I find that we do not form a duality. We are three strong, proactive personalities: in our trio each one of us is autonomous, and we make music as equals.
Henja Semmler: Perhaps a sort of duality is nevertheless at work in the very fact that the trio forms a unity, on the one hand, but is made up of three different personalities on the other. Of course we find it important to work together until we become homogeneous.
11Piano Trio in D Minor, Hob. XV:23 (1795) I. Molto Andante
12Piano Trio in D Minor, Hob. XV:23 (1795) II. Adagio ma non troppo
13Piano Trio in D Minor, Hob. XV:23 (1795) III. Finale. Vivace
14Piano Trio in F Major No. 2, Op. 80 (1861) I. Sehr lebhaft
15Piano Trio in F Major No. 2, Op. 80 (1861) II. Mit innigem Ausdruck
16Piano Trio in F Major No. 2, Op. 80 (1861) III. In mäßiger Bewegung
17Piano Trio in F Major No. 2, Op. 80 (1861) VI. Nicht zu rasch
18Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (2013/17)
19Vitebsk Study on a Jewish Theme for Violin, Cello and Piano (1929)