Alfred Trio Capriccioso-Violin, Viola & Piano
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"Trio Capriccioso" was commissioned by the Music Teachers National Association as part of the 2016 Commissioned Composer program, aimed at featuring collaborative music and exploring unusual instrumentation. This violin, viola, and piano trio offers unique possibilities. The similar timbres between the violin and viola allow for blended textures and extended range, while the differences in resonance provide variety of color. This rhapsodic piece, written in free-variation form, changes in tempo and character from section to section. Rhythmic and brilliant passages contrast with lyrical counterpoint, and short cadenzas are interspersed throughout the work to highlight each instrument.