The protagonists of the concert will be artists playing with the Silius Trio, who will invite music lovers to an unusual meeting with chamber music of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Silius Trio collaborating with the National Forum of Music bring together musicians known for their varied concert activities. Members of the ensemble can boast of huge experience not only in the field of ensemble musicianship (orchestral and chamber), but also solo playing, and their huge potential is evidenced by both competition achievements and stage performances. The unusual love for music, which is the driving force behind all the activities of the members of the Silius Trio, motivates them to constantly search for repertoire. This time, the artists will present outstanding chamber music from Bohemia.
When talking about Czech music, the work Antonín Dvořák cannot be ignored. The famous composer of the Symphony from the New World wrote music for various chamber ensembles with great commitment – from the trio (piano or string), through the string quintet, to the octet. These compositions include the Piano Trio in F minor, Op. 65 – a work full of intense emotions, characterised by the panache typical of orchestral music. The extraordinary ease of creating chamber music was also a feature of Bohuslav Martinů, called "the fourth classic of Czech music" (after Smetana, Dvořák and Janáček). Martinů never hid his passion for ensemble work, which he repeatedly emphasised in his correspondence. Among the rich and diverse chamber works by this composer, we find the Bergerettes cycle from 1939, containing five charming miniatures referring to French classical music.
In addition to the compositions by Czech composers, the concert programme includes Andrzej Panufnik's Piano Trio, opening the catalogue of the composer's works. It was written in 1934 and performed for the first time in 1936 by Stanisław Jarzębski (violin), Józef Bakman (cello) and Mieczysław Wajnberg. During World War II, just as all the other scores of the composer written by 1944, it was lost in a fire, but in 1945 Panufnik reconstructed it from memory.