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.