Hamlet Piano Trio:
Paolo Giacometti (piano), Candida Thompson (violin) & Xenia Jankovic (cello)
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Piano Trio No. 5 in D major, Op. 70 No. 1 ‘The Ghost’
Piano Trio No. 6 in E flat Major, Op. 70 No. 2
Variations in G major on Wenzel Muller’s Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu, Op. 121a
Three world-class musicians decided to join forces in 2011. As the Hamlet Piano Trio their reputation grows fast worldwide. All three have earned their stripes, both as soloists and as chamber musicians.
“For our second cd we have chosen to record Beethoven trios. Once again we had an adventure playing on gut strings, classical bows and the beautiful Salvatore Lagrassa, 1815 piano from the Edwin Beunk collection. As a musician one has individual timing, ones approach to colours, articulation and phrasing which are pretty personal. It could be akin to how one uses language to express oneself. The peculiar effect of using the historic instruments is how one suddenly has a new dialect in a language that one felt relatively at home in. This opens up new expressions and creates a different sound world, every nuance of emotion or thought that has been experienced becomes more rooted, there is more edge, so many small details are more vivid in colour and articulation which gives a very different picture of the whole. Its perhaps close to a restoration of a picture only much of what is restored happens to us!
A recording is but a moment in time, hopefully capturing moments of inspiration.”