Geringas Baryton Trio

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Saturday, August 08, 2009

The GERINGAS BARYTON TRIO was formed to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of the death of Franz Joseph Haydn. On tour in Europe and in Washington, Cincinnati, and New York, it will offer some of Haydn’s seldom-heard works written for a baryton trio.

David Geringas was a student of Mstislav Rostropovich, and he was the 1970 gold-medal winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition. Internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading cellists, he performs with orchestras worldwide, gives solo recitals, and has made more than twenty recordings. .Mr. Geringas gave his New York recital debut at The Frick Collection in 1992.

Sparked by his interest in early instruments, in the early 1980s he formed a baryton trio which toured in Europe Jens Peter Maintz, a student of David Geringas, won the 1994 ARD International Competition in Munich, not awarded to a cellist for seventeen years. In addition to concerto recordings, he won an Echo Klassik prize for his Sony Classical recording of solo works of Bach, Dutilleux and Kodaly. Hartmut Rohde, violist, was a winner of the Naumburg competition. He is the founder of the Kandinsky String Trio, of which Mr. Maintz is a member, and violist of the Mozart Piano Quartet. He is an honorary member of the Royal Academy in London, where he teaches. Mr. Maintz and Mr. Rohde are professors of music at the Universität der Künste, Berlin; Mr. Geringas teaches at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik and serves as honorary professor at the Moscow Conservatory and at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

Playlist

Trio in C Major for Baryton, Violin, and Cello

Luigi Tomasini (1741–1808)

Allegro spiritoso
Menuetto
Finale: Rondo. Allegretto

Duet “with two obligatory eye glasses” in E-Flat Major, WoO 32 for Viola and Cello

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

Allegretto
Minuetto

Trio in D Major for Baryton, Viola, and Cello, No. 113

Franz Josef Haydn (1732–1809)

Adagio
Allegro di molto
Menuett
Finale: Presto

Duetto per Violoncello e Contrabasso (version with 2 cellos by W. Thomas-Mifune)

Gioacchino Rossini (1792–1868)

Allegro
Andante molto
Allegro

INTERMISSION

Trio in D Major for Baryton, Viola, and Cello, No. 97

Franz Josef Haydn (1732–1809))

Adagio cantabile
Allegro di molto
Menuet
Polonaise
Adagio
Menuet
Allegretto
Finale: Fuga; Presto

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