FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/27/14
BOISE CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES presents
THE HORSZOWSKI TRIO
THE HORSZOWSKI TRIO of New York City is featured on the second concert of the 2014-15 season of the Boise Chamber Music Series, in its Boise debut. On Friday, Nov. 14, at 7:30, in the Morrison Center Recital Hall, Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; and
Rieko Aizawa, piano; will perform works by Schubert, John Harbison, and Tchaikovsky, all never before heard on the BCMS.
Schubert's Sonatensatz, D. 28 is a single movement written when the composer was fifteen years old, and has only been published since 1923. Pulitzer-prize winning American composer John Harbison's Short Stories (20013) is a set of four brief movements describing human narrative types, from "ballad" to "rumors and reports," with economical wit. The concert concludes with a rare performance of Tchaikovsky's mammoth Piano Trio Op. 50, the composer's only work for this medium, and a tour-de force of pianistic virtuosity. Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio became the prototype Russian "elegiac" piano trio for later composers such as Rachmaninov and Shostakovich.
Hailed by The New Yorker as "destined for great things," when they played together for the first time, Jesse Mills, Raman Ramakrishnan, and Rieko Aizawa immediately felt the spark of a unique connection. Many years of close friendship had created a deep trust between the players, which in turn led to exhilarating expressive freedom. And so, in 2011, they formed the Horszowski (Hor-SHOV-ski) Trio. (Ms. Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczysław Horszowski (1892-1993), at the Curtis Institute.)
Their debut recording, an album of works by Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and D'Indy – all composers Mieczysław Horszowski knew – will be released by Bridge Records in the fall of 2014. They have also recorded "For Daniel" for a series of chamber music recordings to be released to celebrate the 75th birthday of Joan Tower. Based in New York City, the members of the Horszowski Trio teach at Columbia University and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.
http://www.horszowskitrio.com/ or www.besenarts.com
The events of the Boise Chamber Music Series http://www.boisechambermusicseries.org/ are supported by the Boise Chamber Music Society and the Boise State University Dept. of Music.