Piano Trio (Fine, Vivian)

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Performers Daniel Kobialka, violin; Peter Shelton, cello and Machiko Kobialka, piano
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General Information

Work Title Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano
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Composer Fine, Vivian
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 Sections
Section I
Fluente
L'istesso tempo, ma pesante e marcato
Passacaglia (Lento, in memory of Gregor Piatigorsky)
Section II
Allegretto
Allegro
Elegy on a theme by Ravel
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1980
First Performance. 1981-04-04 in Oak Park, Illinois
Mirecourt Trio: Kenneth Goldsmith, violin ; Terry King, cello ; John Jensen, piano
Average DurationAvg. Duration 18 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation violin, cello, piano
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Misc. Comments

During the fall of 1980 Fine completed another commission, Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano (1980) for the Mirecourt Trio. She wrote a large, complex, and demanding piece of two movements that are divided into sections. The movements are about equal in length, making the design symmetrical, and having a formal plan of ABC AB’D. Movement one’s A section begins with a sixteenth-note canon between the violin and cello lasting nine measures. When composing the original line, Fine was careful not to repeat patterns, and a few places where she did are disguised with changes in phrasing. Similar to the opening of Teisho, the pitches from this original background texture are reused throughout the Trio. The B section presents “pesante e mercato” lines set in textures that repeat and recombine, while C is a passacaglia in memory of Gregor Piatigorsky, who died in 1976. The eight-measure passacaglia theme is repeated eight times in a series of growing complexities….The second movement’s A section begins with a piano texture derived from the Trio’s opening canon and uses similar material as the initial A, enhanced with rescoring, added counterpoints, and canons….[the final section] is an elegy on a theme by Ravel paralleling the earlier passacaglia.

—Heidi Von Gunden, The Music of Vivian Fine, Scarecrow Press, 1999