Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello
This work contrasts two seemingly incompatible ideas. While one idea is sad and somewhat melancholy, the other is humorous and whimsical. These two ideas seemingly conflict with one another, but their relationship is the key element of this work. The first movement’s extended melody in the violin is a reflection on solitude. The second movement, however, is a farce on the music of Elliott Carter. While the end of the second movement recalls the melancholy of the first movement, the third movement takes the form of a spritely waltz. The end transitions back to the ostinato in the piano from the first movement at its original tempo. The work ends with the violin fading away in a state of peace and tranquility.