Trio in F Sharp

For Violin, Cello and Piano, 2003

4 movements:

  1. Allegro maestoso

  2. Scherzo & Trio

  3. Poco largo

  4. Allegro molto

Commission: El Paso Pro Musica Festival

Duration: 26’

Publisher: Rassel Editions, NY

Premiere: Kurt Nikkanen, Eric Gaenslen, Norman Krieger,
El Paso Pro Musica Festival, January 2004

Inspired by the great C minor Brahms Piano Trio Op. 101, the Trio in F# is a dark and brooding work, punctuated by a joyous and optimistic Scherzo. The composer writes: ” the Scherzo comes from my American side. It’s open harmonies and noble demeanor speak of the light in mid-afternoon on a New England common in early June.”