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.’
Thank you to all our donors, supporters, and partners in this mammoth project! They include:
Australia Cultural Fund, The Reissiger Foundation (Germany), The Reissiger Project first campaign donors (Graeme Allen, Calvin Bowman, Greg Coldicutt, Lynette Dong, John and Anne Duncan, Richard Gubbins, Kazue and Yutaka Fujimura, Yelian He, Helen Jordan, Masae Judd, Jerry Koliha, W & D Macmillan, Ronald McCoy, Janet McDonald, Joan Morgan, Rosalie Richards, Jenny Wallace Smith, Robert Stove, David and Elizabeth Thompson, Alison Witcombe, Stephanie Yan, Michele Yeo, + many anonymous donors), Creative Partnerships Australia, and the International Academy of Musical Arts.
In addition, a special thank you to our recordings partner, Australia Piano World, for the use of their Melbourne venue and a beautiful Sauter 275 Concert Grand for the first volume of The Reissiger Project.
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.