Concert Recording. TRIO CARMINE. Bartók’s Contrasts and Ratniece’s “Glitter”
Until May 31, Concert Hall Great Amber is offering its audience to enjoy the debut concert of the international chamber orchestra Trio Carmine again. Works by Béla Bartók, Aram Khachaturian, Johann Baptist Vanhal, and Latvian composer Santa Ratniece will be splendidly performed by violinist Magdalēna Geka, clarinetist Anna Gāgane and Swiss pianist Lukas Loss.

The chamber ensemble Trio Carmine brings together some of the brightest musicians of the new generation. Latvian clarinetist Anna Gāgane and violinist Magdalēna Geka, and Swiss pianist Lukas Loss are experienced chamber musicians and winners of many international competitions.

The Trio’s work features not only a classical repertoire created for their ensemble, but also contemporary music, especially works created by young Latvian composers. The young musicians strive to challenge classical dogma and push boundaries that separate classical music from other types of art and creativity, and they implement that into their work by collaborating with video artists and actors.

The two heavyweights of the program “Glitter and Contrasts. Interaction[KG1] ” are Béla Bartók and Aram Khachaturian’s trios for violin, clarinet and piano, both of which were written in the 1930s. Even though both composers were inspired by traditional melodies of Hungarian and Roma folk music, it is natural that both authors interpreted the theme in rather different ways. The concert will be opened with Czech composer J. B. Vaňhal’s classic Trio in E-flat Major, and an intriguing ambience will be created with the unusual “Glitter” (“Mirdzums”) by intricate Latvian modernist Santa Ratniece.

The concert program is supplemented by a video piece specially created for this program by video artist Mārtiņš Zutis.

During the concert, pieces featured in the program will be introduced by the concert host, musicologist and head of programming of Latvijas Radio 3 – Klasika, Signe Lagzdiņa.

"Trio Carmine"
Anna Gāgane, clarinet
Magdalēna Geka, violin
Lūkass Loss, piano
Mārtiņš Zutis, video

The program features works by:
J. B. Vaňhal (1739-1813)
Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, Op. 20 No. 5
Allegro – Grazioso – Allegretto
A. Khachaturian (1903-1978)
Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Andante con dolore – Allegro - Moderato
S. Ratniece (1977)
“Mirdzums” (2012) for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
B. Bartók (1881-1945)
Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Sz. 111
Verbunkos – Piheno - Sebes

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Duration of the recording: 1 hour 16 minutes
Organized by: Great Amber
Supported by: Liepāja City Council and State Culture Capital Foundation