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)