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Hvoslef: Trio (2010); Valen: Trio, Op. 5 (1917û24); Egge: Trio, Op. 14 (1940) / Valen Trio

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>Hvoslef, Ketil : Trio for violin, cello & piano
>Valen, Fartein : Piano Trio, Op. 5
>Egge, Klaus : Trio for piano, violin & cello, Op. 14

Album Summary

>Hvoslef, Ketil : Trio for violin, cello & piano
>Valen, Fartein : Piano Trio, Op. 5
>Egge, Klaus : Trio for piano, violin & cello, Op. 14
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The trios selected for this recording represent three generations of Norwegian composers and trace an interesting line, both historically and musically, through the past hundred years. Valen's Trio is a transitional work from his late Romantic tonal compositional style to atonal expression. It is regarded as the breakthrough work in the development of his personal style. Egge's Trio is an epic, solemn work based in part on the Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland. It is a major work in Egge's output, in format and expression comparable with Shostakovich's Trio in E minor. The work has seldom been performed since its premiere in 1941. Hvoslef's Trio was written for the Valen Trio. He heard them play in January 2010, and was filled with enthusiasm for the musicians, both as individuals and as a group. Much has been written about Hvoslef's original and vivid tonal imagination, and it is absolutely vital for this work.

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
Valen's trio was completed, after a long gestation, in 1927. It has some interesting parallels with Berg's Opus 1 Piano Sonata: both works were written under the influence of Schoenberg. Ketil Hvoslef's contribution to the piano trio genre is quite recent (2010). It's a fascinating creation: a mosaic-like sequence of episodes, each presenting arresting ideas. Hvoslef does all this with consistently ear-catching invention and admirable clarity.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sofienberg Church, Oslo (06/20/2011-06/23/2011).



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Works Details

>Hvoslef, Ketil : Trio for violin, cello & piano
  • Ensemble: Valen Trio
  • Notes: Sofienberg Church, Oslo (06/20/2011-06/23/2011)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2010

>Valen, Fartein : Piano Trio, Op. 5
  • Notes: Sofienberg Church, Oslo (06/20/2011-06/23/2011)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1917-1924

>Egge, Klaus : Trio for piano, violin & cello, Op. 14
  • Notes: Sofienberg Church, Oslo (06/20/2011-06/23/2011)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music