Sitkovetsky Trio © Vincy Ng
Fr 29 Sep 23
19:30 Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Sitkovetsky Trio
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Piano Trios by Cécile Chaminade, Elfrida Andrée, Laura Netzel and Clara Schumann

While women composers were still reluctant to succeed in representative genres such as symphony or opera until well into the 19th century, they were able to develop their artistic potential in the field of piano and chamber music relatively freely 'under the radar', so to speak. Quite a few female composers, most of them piano players, distinguished themselves with piano trios. The internationally renowned Sitkovetsky Trio will present four such works in their concert. In addition to the serenade in D flat major by the Swedish composer Laura Netzel, the programme includes three trios in the darkly dramatic key of G minor, which the music writer Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart described in his posthumously published Ideen zu einer Ästhetik der Tonkunst (Ideas for an Aesthetic of the Art of Music) in 1806 with the words "Mißvergnügen, Unbehaglichkeit, Zerren an einem verunglückten Plane; mißmuthiges Gnagen am Gebiß; mit einem Wort, Groll und Unlust". Clara Schumann's undoubtedly masterful piano trio nevertheless promises just as little "displeasure" or "discomfort" as the unjustly forgotten works by the French composer Cécile Chaminade and the Swede Elfrida Andrée, which are well worth hearing.


Cécile Chaminade (1857–1944)

Piano Trio No. 1 in G minor, op. 11 (1881)

Elfrida Andrée (1841–1929) 

Piano Trio No. 2 in G minor (1883-84)

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Laura Netzel (1839–1927) 

Serenade in D flat major for piano trio, op. 50 (1895) 

Clara Schumann (1819–1896)

Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17 (1846) 


Sitkovetsky Trio 

Alexander Sitkovetsky | Violin

Isang Enders | Violoncello

Wu Qian | Piano