Trio Anima Mundi presents their thirteenth subscription series - The Reissiger Project - in 2020. Trio Anima Mundi continues its 'Piano Trio Archaeology' mission of presenting rarely-heard works from the piano trio repertoire, with a focus on the piano trios by Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, continuing their survey of his 27 piano trios.

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Concert 1 - Relative Harmonies

Concert 1 juxtaposes two compositions which are constructed around the same tonal centre of F-sharp minor. The romantic melodies of Reissiger's Fourth Trio and the elegance of Boughton's Celtic Prelude are contrasted superbly by the dramatic language of Armenian composer Babajanian.

Sunday 22nd March at 2pm - Geelong

Saturday 21st March at 2pm - Montsalvat

Sunday 29th March at 2pm - Melbourne

Carl Gottleib Reissiger - Trio for piano, violin, and cello, No.4 Op.56

Rutland Boughton - Celtic Prelude

Arno Babajanian - Trio in F-sharp minor

Concert 2 - The Salieri Connection

Concert 2 presents the work of two composers whose careers were linked by a common figure - Antonio Salieri. Both Reissiger and Beethoven spent time under the tutelage of Salieri, a formidable figure in the Viennese music scene of  the time.

Sunday 21st June at 2pm - Geelong

Saturday 20th June at 2pm - Montsalvat

Sunday 14th June at 2pm - Melbourne

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Trio Op.1, No.3, in C minor

Carl Reissiger - Piano Trio Op.186

Concert 3 - Poems of Passion

Concert 3 brings the 2020 series to a close by bringing together unlikely programmatic bedfellows - drawing upon the two early piano trios of Russians Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich alongside Reissiger's 18th Piano Trio.

Sunday 18th October at 2pm - Geelong

Saturday 17th October at 2pm - Montsalvat

Sunday 25th October at 2pm - Melbourne


Sergei Rachmaninoff - Trio Elegiaque No.1

Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Trio No.1

Carl Gottlieb Reissiger - Piano Trio No.18, Op.188


Geelong: McAuley Hall, Sacred Heart College, Retreat Road, Newtown VIC 3220

Melbourne: St. Michael's Uniting Church, cnr. Russell and Collins Sts, Melbourne VIC 3000

Montsalvat: 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham, VIC 3095


3-concert subscription: Adult $120, Concession $90, Student $30

Single tickets: Adult $45, Concession $35, Student $15

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