Trio

Composer: 
Marilyn Bliss
Instrumentation freestyle: 
Violin, Cello, and Piano
Duration (min): 
20:
Movements-Titles: 
3

Ensemble Type

Instruments

Publisher: 
ACA

The Trio for violin, 'cello, and piano uses the framework of classic three-movement form (sonata-allegro, theme-and-variations, rondo) as its point of departure. These forms interact with the musical language, which sometimes upholds but often subverts them. Themes may intertwine, disintegrate, or reappear in a different movement, constantly challenging their subordination to form, while simultaneously deriving their meaning from it.