Memories of a Chiropodist : for piano trio
by Adam Starr (2010)
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Performance by Freshwater Trio from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 111.
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This piece makes use of the first two bars of Schumann's first Kinderszenen. It is intended to track the development of a childhood memory through a person's life. The first two bars constitute the childhood memory. It was commissioned by the astounding Freshwater Trio, so it was written to exploit their unique and intimately conversational style of musical communication. It makes use of some extended techniques, as well as the Schoenbergian idea of Hauptstimme and Nebenstimme to clarify primacy amongst the parts.
Instrumentation: Piano, violin, cello.
Duration: 7 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Freshwater Trio.
First performance: by Freshwater Trio — 10 Mar 10. Melbourne Recital Centre
Performances of this work
10 Mar 10: Melbourne Recital Centre. Featuring Freshwater Trio.
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