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The Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio play Brahms's First Piano Trio

The Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio pair Brahms’s Piano Trio No 1 with Butterflies Remember a Mountain by Arlene Sierra.

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When not performing as a soloist, violinist Nicola Benedetti appears frequently as a chamber musician – most often with the trio she co-founded with pianist Alexei Grynyuk and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich. Here the three musicians pair Brahms’s first and stormiest piano trio – its darkness belying the work’s major key – with music composed in 2013 by American-born composer Arlene Sierra. Inspired by the migration patterns of butterflies, her Butterflies Remember a Mountain is a work of pointillist detail and shimmering harmonies, painted in a sequence of delicate textural gestures.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

Brahms: Piano Trio No 1 in B major
Arlene Sierra: Butterflies Remember a Mountain

Nicola Benedetti (violin)
Leonard Elschenbroich (cello)
Alexei Grynyuk (piano)

(From BBC Proms 7 September 2015)

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57 minutes

Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Piano Trio No 1 in B, Op 8

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Alexei Grynyuk.
  • Arlene Sierra

    Butterflies remember a mountain

    Performer: Nicola Benedetti. Performer: Leonard Elschenbroich. Performer: Alexei Grynyuk.
  • Edward Elgar

    Moths and Butterflies (The Wand of Youth Suite No 2)

    Orchestra: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Judd.
    • Elgar: Wand of Youth Suites No.1 & 2: New Zealand SO/Judd.
    • Naxos.
    • 10.

Broadcast

  • Sun 9 Aug 2020 13:00

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