Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Kings Place
90 York Way
Kings Cross

N1 9AG


Leonard BernsteinPiano Trio, Op.2
Aaron CoplandPiano Trio 'Vitebsk'
Dmitry ShostakovichPiano Trio no.1 in C minor, Op.8
~ Interval ~
Dmitry ShostakovichPiano Trio no.2 in E minor, Op.67


Jane Gordon – violin
Victoria Simonsen – cello
Jan Rautio – piano

Rautio Piano Trio

Programme Note

The Rautio Trio will perform dramatic 20th century works spanning two decades leading to the end of the Second World War.

Despite the apparent contrast of American and Soviet musical styles, these three composers are linked by several historical, cultural and personal connections and all display influences of Jewish Eastern European musical tradition.A champion of Shostakovich's music in the West, Bernstein's lively trio is an explosion of American post-depression optimism, whilst his mentor, Copland, draws us into a bleaker world with his striking trio based on a Jewish theme.Shostakovich's youthful and exuberant first piano trio is programmed alongside the monumental second trio which plunges us back into the darkness of Stain's USSR.

The Rautio Trio presents dynamic performances and innovative programming. This programme celebrates the life and work of Shostakovich on the 40th anniversary of his death.

Rautio Piano Trio

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