Cecilia Zilliacus and Kati Raitinen.
Monday at last with trio
Music by among others Ethel Smyth and Erkki Melartin.
Monday 13 February 2023 19.00Ends approximately 21.00
Cecilia Zilliacus and Kati Raitinen perform together with violist Lilli Maijala. Finnish Maijala is a multi-award-winning soloist and chamber musician with international reach, based in Amsterdam.
We hear duets by Beethoven and by Norwegian Bjarne Brustad, as well as a piece for solo viola by Finnish Cecilia Damström. But the programme centres on two string trios, and the one by Ethel Smyth from 1884 is particularly voluminous. The music was composed during her studies in Leipzig in the 1880s and is filled with vitality.
Erkki Melartin is undeservedly overshadowed by his contemporary countryman Sibelius, but in this artful and often dark string trio from the mid-1920s, he shows that his music can stand on its own. And there is much to discover in Melartin’s oeuvre, including six symphonies.
The musicApproximate times
Ludwig van Beethoven Duett mit zwei obligaten Augengläsern for viola and cello15 min
Ethel Smyth String Trio in D major30 min
Cecilia Damström Sydänlaulu ”Song of the Heart”, version for viola solo6 min
Bjarne Brustad Capricci for violin and viola11 min
Erkki Melartin String Trio in a minor17 min
- Cecilia Zilliacus violin
- Lilli Maijala viola
- Kati Raitinen cello