Brahms, Coll, Korngold: Trio Isimsiz
Trio Isimsiz Piano trio

December 2023

Korngold was one of the most amazing prodigies in musical history, and more gifted than Mozart in that he arrived musically fully formed. He was just 12 years old when he composed his Op. 1 Piano Trio. This is a large-scale work, displaying great originality and simply stunning precociousness. Brahms’s 2nd Piano Trio was written in 1882, and is a big boned work, with glimpses of the similarly monumental 2nd Piano Concerto which dates from the year before. Francisco Coll’s Piano Trio was commissioned by Borletti-Buitoni Trust, Britten Pears Arts, and Centro Nacional de Difusion Musical (Madrid) and composed for Trio Isimsiz. It is a 17 minute long work rich in contrasting styles and influences, with brilliant but barbed invention.


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