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German Premiere: “Triptych - The Mirror with three Faces” by Lera Auerbach

The German premiere of Lera Auerbach’s Piano Trio No. 2 “Triptych – The Mirror with three Faces” will be given on 12 March 2015 during the course of the concert series “Raumstation RSS” (“Space Station RSS”) organised by the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf. The Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Piano Trio will present the work, completed in 2012, in the Robert Schumann Hall of the Tonhalle. This Piano Trio was commissioned by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music for the Winter Festival 2012 in Tucson, where it received its world premiere on March 2012 performed by Martin Beaver (violin), Clive Greensmith (violoncello) and Lera Auerbach at the piano. In the year 2013 the Piano Trio Weiss-Kaplan-Newman became co-commissioner. In the meantime the work is available as CD (Bridge Records) recorded by Yael Weiss, Mark Kaplan and Clancy Newman (Bridge 5110828).

The composer about her Piano Trio No. 2:
“I like the idea of exploring the dramatic, ritualistic side of music. In The Mirror With Three Faces, one can look at three different faces or roles of the same person or at three distinct personalities - each with its own face. Each character (i.e. instrument) may be isolated, in conflict, or in harmony with others and itself. This trio explores individuality and ensemble, harmony and conflict, one in three or three in one – that is the ambiguous nature of this work, structured in the form of a triptych.”

12 March 2015
Tonhalle, Robert Schumann Hall, 8 PM
German premiere: Lera Auerbach,
“Triptych - The Mirror with three Faces“. Piano Trio No. 2
Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Piano Trio


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