July 20, 7:30 (CST): From Florida With Love
Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor (1892)
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67 (1944)
Ross Monroe Winter, David Bjella, and Hannah Sun make up the Orlando Piano Trio. The program features two works from very different periods in Russian history and culture. Rachmaninoff ‘s first piano trio is a youthful and opulent one-movement work. A student’s homage with clear references to his teacher and mentor Tchaikovsky. Conversely the second trio of Shostakovich comes during the prime of his life and is filled with what we often associate with the composer, namely with the. struggles of war, politics, and cultural oppression. Together, there two trios make a powerful pairing of masterworks that will leave you breathless .
Hear it at A440.live/artists/iowa
Ross Monroe Winter, violin
David Bjella, cello
Hannah Sun, piano