Suk - Dvorák - Smetena:  Piano Trios
Bedřich Smetana

Suk - Dvorák - Smetena: Piano Trios

Feininger Trio

Label: CAvi
Format: CD
Barcode: 4260085532933
Catalog number: AVI 8553293
Releasedate: 10-01-14
In 2005, Adrian Oetiker (piano), Christoph Streuli (violin) and David Riniker (cello) formed the Feininger Trio. They named it after painter, designer and Bauhaus co-founder Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), whose former atelier in the Berlin district of Zehlendorf was located in the vicinity of the room where the musicians now rehearse.

Having known one another since their studies, the three musicians had gathered experience in the meantime as chamber musicians in other formations. All three of them wanted to apply that experience to an intense, prolonged study of the piano trio, a genre which possesses a rich, wide-ranging repertoire. They started by mastering the Classical and Romantic core repertoire, particularly the piano trios of Brahms and Dvorák. At the same time they pursued a particular interest in Modernism (Ives, Zemlinsky, Korngold).

The current release featuring Czech piano trio masterpieces is dedicated to the memory of the great violinist Josef
Suk (1929-2011).