Trio for 2 Violins and Cello in G Minor, Op. 8 – I. Moderato
From LIPIŃSKI, K.: Trios for 2 Violins and Cello, Opp. 8 and 12 (2018)
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Lipiński: Trio for 2 Violins and Cello in G Minor, Op. 8 – I. Moderato
Although Polish-born virtuoso and composer Karol Józef Lipiński embraced the innovations of Paganini and other 19th-century virtuosos, he disdained ‘empty’ technique devoid of musical depth, preferring the artistic ethos of Spohr, Tartini and Viotti. Described as ‘lyrical Slavic folk tunes with elements of the ballad’, the expertly crafted G minor and A major String Trios are notable for their warmly expressive themes to go along with the bravura runs and doublestopping heard in the primo violin part.