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Piano Trios

Trio Imàge

Piano Trios

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Format: CD
Label: CAvi
UPC: 4260085535149
Catnr: AVI 8553514
Release date: 04 November 2022
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CAvi
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4260085535149
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AVI 8553514
Release date
04 November 2022
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About the album

Pan-European Sonorities

For this CD, we have decided to record three works written between 1916 and 1926. In that period marked by the First World War and its aftermath, it is remarkable to note these three composers’ widely varying creative approaches and ideas.

Composed during a summer stay at the French seaside resort of Capbreton, Frank Martin’s piano trio has accompanied us on our journey as an ensemble ever since we were students. Its unique melodic approach combined with complex rhythms based on Irish and Celtic folk music always remain a wonderful challenge and never cease to rekindle our enjoyment in making music together!

Two of us – Gergana and Pavlin – have been familiar with the music of Pancho Vladigerov ever since early childhood. His sole piano trio, a monumental work in A Minor, captivates us with its original melodies and harmonies. Although Vladigerov finished writing it during his studies in Berlin, we also find that it has unmistakable traces of Bulgarian folklore. With joy and enthusiasm, we have incorporated it into our repertoire; now, with this recording, we are thrilled to make it known to a wider audience of interested music lovers.

Joaquin Turina’s frequently performed Second Piano Trio is a work we discovered somewhat by chance in 2011. After only one rehearsal we were already fascinated with this colorful, highly emotional composition that presents Spanish harmonies and rhythms in a thoroughly authentic way, as in the dancelike Scherzo in typical 5/8 meter. We always look forward to playing this work, renewing our acquaintance with it as with an old beloved friend, and having the opportunity to share it with the audience! (Forword of Trio Imàge)
Vereintes Klang-Europa

Wir haben uns bei diese Einspielung für drei Werke entschieden, die zwischen 1916 und 1926 entstanden sind.
Die unterschiedlichen Ansätze und Ideen der drei Komponisten in dieser vom ersten Weltkrieg und seinen Folgen
geprägten Zeit sind bemerkenswert:

Frank Martins Klaviertrio, 1925 während eines Sommeraufenthaltes im atlantischen Badeort Capbreton
komponiert, begleitet uns bereits seit unserer Studienzeit. Die besondere Melodik und die teils komplexe
Rhythmik, die - wie der Titel des Werkes "Trio sur des mélodies populaires irlandaises" andeutet – an irische und
keltsche Folklore angelehnt ist, fordert heraus, weckt aber jedes Mal aufs neue unsere Spielfreude!

Zwei von uns, Gergana und Pavlin, sind mit mit Pancho Vladigerovs Musik seit frühester Kindheit bekannt. Sein
einziges, gewaltiges Klaviertrio in a-Moll fesselt uns mit seiner originellen Melodik und Harmonik. Obwohl in
Berlin fertiggestellt, entdecken wir darin auch eindeutige Spuren bulgarischer Folklore. Wir haben dieses Werk
mit Freude und Begeisterung in unser Repertoire aufgenommen und freuen uns sehr, es auch mit dieser
Aufnahme interessierten Zuhörern näher bringen zu können.

Joaquín Turinas oft aufgeführtes zweites Klaviertrio haben wir eher zufällig im Jahre 2011 für uns entdeckt. Nach
nur einer Probe waren wir von der farbenreichen und gefühlvollen Komposition fasziniert, die spanische
Harmonien und Rhythmik auf eine sehr authentische Weise vermittelt, etwa im tänzerischen Scherzo, das im
typischen 5/8 Takt komponiert wurde. Wir freuen uns bei jeder Gelegenheit, das Werk zu spielen, aufs Neue, das
Stück kennenzulernen und mit dem Publikum zu teilen!

Artist(s)

Trio Imàge

Gergana Gergova, violin   / Thomas Kaufmann, cello  / Pavlin Nechev, piano The three strong and distinct artistic personalities who form the Trio Imàge –Gergana Gergova (Violin), Thomas Kaufmann (Cello) und Pavlin Nechev (Piano)– make every concert an intense and unforgettable musical experience. The Imàge‘s debut CD, the complete piano trios of Mauricio Kagel, created a sensation. It was awarded the ECHO Klassik prize 2014 for the best premiere recording of the year; it was also nominated for the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis and it was received with praise and applause by the press. Their second CD, with chamber music by Hans Sommer, a contemporary of Brahms, was also nominated for the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis. Their last album with trios by Dvoˇrák, Fall and Dyakov was nominated on the 2020 longlist of the...
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Gergana Gergova, violin / Thomas Kaufmann, cello / Pavlin Nechev, piano The three strong and distinct artistic personalities who form the Trio Imàge –Gergana Gergova (Violin), Thomas Kaufmann (Cello) und Pavlin Nechev (Piano)– make every concert an intense and unforgettable musical experience.
The Imàge‘s debut CD, the complete piano trios of Mauricio Kagel, created a sensation. It was awarded the ECHO Klassik prize 2014 for the best premiere recording of the year; it was also nominated for the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis and it was received with praise and applause by the press.
Their second CD, with chamber music by Hans Sommer, a contemporary of Brahms, was also nominated for the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis. Their last album with trios by Dvoˇrák, Fall and Dyakov was nominated on the 2020 longlist of the Price of the German critics.
The Trio Imàge had attracted attention as early as 2011 on the international scene, when a music critic described their concert in New York as a „blazing performance“. The Imàge has since made an international name for itself with concerts in most of Europe as well as in Australia, Asia, and the North and South Americas. It has been invited to famous festivals and performed in famous concert halls, such as the Festival of Mexico, the Verbier Festival, the Lockenhaus Kammermusikfest, the Chelsea Music festival of New York, the November Festival of Chennai, the Varna Summer Festival, the Teatro del Lago, the Berlin Philharmonia and the Berlin Konzerthaus.

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Pancho Vladigerov

Pancho Vladigerov is arguably the most influential Bulgarian composer of all times. He belonged to the so-called second generation of Bulgarian composers, was one of the first to successfully combine Bulgarian folk music with the idiom of classical music and introduced a few genres to Bulgarian music, such as the piano trio and the violin sonata. He was one of the founders of the Bulgarian Contemporary Music Society, which later became the Union of Bulgarian Composers. Vladigerov composed in various genres, including opera, ballet, symphonic music, concertos, incidental music for the theatre, songs and chamber music. He also made many transcriptions. His most performed work is Vardar Rhapsody, also known as Bulgarian Rhapsody, a fiery and patriotic piece, originally for violin...
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Pancho Vladigerov is arguably the most influential Bulgarian composer of all times. He belonged to the so-called second generation of Bulgarian composers, was one of the first to successfully combine Bulgarian folk music with the idiom of classical music and introduced a few genres to Bulgarian music, such as the piano trio and the violin sonata. He was one of the founders of the Bulgarian Contemporary Music Society, which later became the Union of Bulgarian Composers.
Vladigerov composed in various genres, including opera, ballet, symphonic music, concertos, incidental music for the theatre, songs and chamber music. He also made many transcriptions. His most performed work is Vardar Rhapsody, also known as Bulgarian Rhapsody, a fiery and patriotic piece, originally for violin and piano, and later orchestrated.
Vladigerov gained considerable fame in Europe in the 1920s thanks to publications and recordings of his works. As pianist and composer he toured trough Europe performing mainly his own works. His music has been admired by Dmitri Shostakovich, Richard Strauss and Aram Khachaturian and performed by artists like David Oistrakh, Alexis Weissenberg and Marc-André Hamelin. Yet his name remains largely unknown outside of his home country.

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