|Guarneri Trio Prague
Čeněk Pavlík violin
Marek Jerie cello
Ivan Klánský piano
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
|Piano Trio in G major, Hob. XV:25
Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15
Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
Joseph Haydn composed his Trio in G major during one of his London visits. It is sometimes referred to as “Gypsy” due to its third movement (Rondo all’Ongarese), which uses some elements of Gypsy band music. Bedřich Smetana dedicated his famous tragic Trio in G minor to his daughter Bedřiška, who died when she was only four years old and her death prompted the origination of the work. The closing work of the concert, Mendelssohn’s Trio in D minor, became one of the composer’s most popular works immediately after its birth.
In the previous year the Guarneri Trio Prague celebrated three decades on stage. It belongs to the world elite among piano trio ensembles. The body is distinguished by an impeccable concord and technical virtuosity. It has recorded all piano trios by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Dvořák, Shostakovich, Brahms, Suk, Mozart and Smetana.