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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Past and Future Projects
English Piano Trios - (Available Now) World-first recordings of piano trios by Rutland Boughton, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, James Cliffe Forrester, Rosalind Ellicott, and Harry Waldo Warner. Musicweb International Recording of the Month - January 2020
Romantic Piano Trios - (Available Now) Rare recordings of piano trios by William Hurlstone, Miriam Hyde, Max d'Ollone, and Dag Wiren. Musicweb International Recording of the Year 2013.
Trio Anima Mundi Composition Prize - running for six years, this resulted in the creation of over 200 new works for piano trio.
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. All concerts have now been cancelled.
We are hoping to transfer much of 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
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
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
3-concert subscription: Adult $120, Concession $90, Student $30
Single tickets: Adult $45, Concession $35, Student $15
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 Gottlieb Reissiger
Piano Trio Op.186
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
Trio elegiaque No.1
Piano Trio No.1
Carl Gottlieb Reissiger
Piano Trio No.18