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Trio for Violin, Viola and Piano

This piece was composed in 1988 in Kiev, and later revised in 1996 in Boston.

It compresses traditional forms of sonata, variations, ternary, and rondo into one single cyclic movement, creating strong tectonic and dramaturgical tension in the music.

The emotional temperature in the piece ranges from close to absolute zero to extremely high degrees, similar to what you would experience if you witnessing a volcano erupting on the surface of "Triton" or "Io".

A large use of extended techniques on all of the instruments adds a mystical overtone to the music.

© 2020 Yakov Gubanov