Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor
Haydn: Piano Trio in G Major, Hob XV:25
Suk: Elegie in D flat Major, Op. 23
Cowan: Ultra Violet
de Lautour: an auscultation of water (new commission)
Chausson: Trio in G minor, Op. 3
Stratus begins the series enveloped in a foggy blanket of sound, with the dark, sumptuous depths of Rachmaninoff's Trio élégiaque and Suk's yearning Elegie sandwiched around the cosy, rustic nature of Haydn's sunny G Major trio. Claire Cowan's ultra violet shimmers through the spectrum with its millions of colours; in Reuben De Latour's new commission, an auscultation of water, we sink into the undulations of an aquatic heart beat; and we ascend again, evaporating into the melancholy, linear architecture of the Chausson Trio, reminiscent of Aotearoa's eponymous threads of clouds hugging the horizon.
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