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Trio Catch

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Program

Gérard Pesson

Catch Sonata for Clarinet, Cello, and prepared Piano

Paul Juon

Trio Miniatures op. 18 & op.24

Johannes Boris Borowski

As if for Clarinet, Violoncello, and Piano

Johannes Brahms

Trio in A Minor for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano op. 114

Johannes Maria Staud

Wasserzeichen for Clarinet / Bass Clarinet, Violoncello and Piano

(Auf die Stimme der weißen Kreide II)

Approximate running time: 2h with one intermission

Three contemporary compositions and an early-20th-century work precede Brahms’s Clarinet Trio in the program performed by Trio Catch. The three musicians, who met at the International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt, named their group after Thomas Adès’s piece Catch, in which a clarinet is “caught” by a piano trio. Composers Pesson, Borowski, and Staud all wrote their works for Trio Catch, which premiered them over the last few years. Paul Juon, who has sometimes been called the “Russian Brahms,” composed his Miniatures between 1901 and 1904.

"As If" composed by Johannes Boris Borowski for Trio Catch

Trio Catch regularly presents works by contemporary composers written especially for them in their concert series “Ohrknacker” (“ear cracker”). This is how As if by Johannes Boris Borowski came into existence, who took his inspiration from Charles Dickens, as he explains in this video.