Wednesday, 10. September 2014
Chamber Music Hall Congress Graz at 19.30

Božena Angelova
– program author, violin
Jaka Stadler – violoncello
Per Rundberg - piano

Arvo Pärt: Mozart – Adagio for violin, violoncello and piano (1992)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, for violin, violoncello and piano, Op. 67 (1944)
Franz Schubert: Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major for piano, violin, and violoncello, Op. 100, D. 929 (1827)

Nothing redundant. Everything necessary. - could be easily used to describe Pärt's music, but it was actually intended to describe the last piece on the program, Shubert's Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major. People are quick to say that Schubert is a bit long-winded, even repetitive, but any careful listener would have to disagree. The recurring themes, which some might dismiss as repeated are anything but that! They are ever-changing, always infused with new allegories and messages underlined with the subtle changes of colour. Even the gigantic proportions of this masterpiece proved just about enough for the abundance of Shubert's thematic ideas, always profound, always transforming and with a constant flow of song-like melodies, which with its pathos, passion, and sheer beauty never fail to find their way into our hearts