Manaz Plays Meyer at Warsaw Phil

On March 7, the Manaz Trio (Magdalena Rezler-Niesiołowska – violin, Aziz Kortel – piano and Antoine Billet – cello] performed Piano Trio, Op. 50 by Krzysztof Meyer on March 7 at the Warsaw Philharmonic. The concert program also featured Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 70 No. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven and a single-movement Sonatensatz in B-flat major D. 28 by Franz Schubert.

More about Meyer’s Piano Trio from the website of the Warsaw Phil:

“The trio is undoubtedly one of the most gripping compositions in this genre written in the last few decades. Its affinity with the ideas and concepts of the (especially late) Shostakovich does not limit the composer’s freedom or his original vision of sound…” This otherwise enthusiastic commentary on one of the recordings of Meyer’s Trio Op. 50 also reflects the common tendency to compare the composer’s highly individual, varied and evolving style to that of the Russian composer to whom Meyer dedicated his acclaimed monographic studies. The artist explained: “It is true I was fascinated with Shostakovich’s music when I was a teenager, but it was only one of several fascinations and, like the others, it did not last long.” The extensive five-part composition written by Meyer in 1980 enjoys considerable popularity among ambitious chamber music performers.”

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
Manaz Trio performs Meyer Piano Trio
Warsaw Philharmonic, Chamber Music Hall
Jasna 5 St., 00-950 Warszawa
Tickets & Info: filharmonia.pl