Trio Rafale / Piano Trios / Brahms – Vasks
Dramatic, Mysterious, Expressive
The name of the young piano trio Rafale comes from the French word for gust - in addition to gale force storm winds, gust can also mean a warm air stream or a cool breeze. It is thus a metaphor for every type of musical gesture.Within a short time, the young trio has already won a remarkable number of prizes. Recently, Trio Rafale won both the jury prize and the audience prize at the Migros Culture Percentage Chamber Music Competition in 2013. Before that, Trio Rafale won the first prize at the prestigious Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition 2011.
They live up to their name in this new recording, whether it be powerful or agile, of Johannes Brahms C-major Piano Trio Op. 101 and "Episodi e Canto perpetuo"; the Latvian composer Peteris Vasks writes of his work, dedicated to French composer Olivier Messiaen": "It describes a difficult journey through the misery, disappointment and suffering of love; this journey is the centre of gravity of the canto." Trio Rafale captivates listeners' emotions in its portrayal.
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor Op. 101 (1886)
Peteris Vasks (*1946)
Episodi e Canto perpetuo (1985)
Hommage à Olivier Messiaen
Maki Wiederkehr, piano
Daniel Meller, violin
Flurin Cuonz, violoncello
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