PIANO TRIO ARCHAEOLOGY

Trio Anima Mundi has become renowned for its 'Piano Trio Archaeology', the researching, (re-)discovering, and performing of works neglected and forgotten. Our recent recording - English Piano Trios - presented world-first commercial recordings of five piano trios by English composers Rutland Boughton, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Rosalind Ellicott, James Cliffe Forrester, and Harry Waldo Warner. Released in January 2020, it has already won critical acclaim globally. 

 

It is with the support of generous philanthropy, music lovers, and those with a keen interest in helping TAM give back to society through the unearthing of beautiful music of forgotten composers, that we are able to continue our Piano Trio Archaeology. 

THE REISSIGER PROJECT

TAM has now commenced THE REISSIGER PROJECT, its survey of the 28 piano trios by Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, presenting trios by the composer in concert performances and through the recording of the first volume of a MULTI-CD RECORDING PROJECT to be released globally by UK label Toccata Classics.

Why Reissiger? Reissiger was a highly-esteemed figure during his time, but now is all but forgotten. His enormous output for piano trio is seldom performed despite the quality of the music.

Robert Schumann described this beautiful music as ‘...jewel-like...his music never fatigues the ear, but holds our attention to the very end.’

TAM is now running a short fundraising campaign to raise initial funds for The Reissiger Project.

Any donations to The Reissiger Project during this campaign period will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, by the Australian government through Creative Partnerships Australia.
 

Please consider contributing to this project by:

(1) donating via the Australian Cultural Fund website by clicking the 'Donate Now' button (external website); or

(2) by downloading and filling out the donation form (link below) and emailing it to us at info@trioanimamundi.com.

If you need assistance please contact us - we would be very happy to help! Donations over $2 are tax deductible for Australian residents.

Please help us to continue our Piano Trio Archaeology research and to reviving works which are unduly neglected - THANK YOU for your continued support!

 

2020 TAM SUBSCRIPTION SERIES

ADVICE ON UPCOMING EVENTS (as of 25 August) 

This is to inform you that there have been some changes to our concerts and events schedule due to the current situation regarding COVID-19.

 

It is with great regret that we announce that our 2020 series will not take place. The affected dates and locations are:

Geelong 22 March, 21 June, 18 October

Melbourne 29 March, 14 June, 17 October

Montsalvat 21 March, 20 June, 17 October

We are hoping to transfer the our 2020 series over to 2021 and will be posting further information once details of future dates are finalised.

If you have any queries please contact us at info@trioanimamundi.com

Concert 1

Relative Harmonies

(CANCELLED)

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 Babajanian's trio.

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

VENUES and DATES:

GEELONG Series: McAuley Hall, Sacred Heart College, entrance from Aphrasia St, Newtown VIC 3220

Sundays at 2pm - 22nd March, 21st June, 18th October​

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

Sundays at 2pm - 29th March, 14th June, 25th October

MONTSALVAT Series: 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham, VIC 3095

Saturdays at 2pm - 21st March, 20th June, 17th October

TICKET PRICES:

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

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

Concert 2

The Salieri Connection

(CANCELLED)

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 Gottlieb Reissiger

Piano Trio Op.186

Concert 3

Poems of Passion

(CANCELLED)

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

 

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