The last release in the acclaimed series Beethoven+ is ready. Grieg Trio bring this fascinating series to a powerful conclusion with Beethoven’s last trio + the world premiere recording of Lasse Thoresen’s piano trio no. 2.
Beethoven + Thoresen
The last of the contemporary composers included in Grieg Trio’s Beethoven+ series is himself a devoted admirer of Beethoven’s work. Professor and composer Lasse Thoresen has received much praise for his music all over the world, both through concerts, festivals (composer in residence 2004–2007 Festival Présences) and recordings. His second piano trio “The Descend of Luminous Waters” was premiered by Grieg Trio and has been performed in Amsterdam, Berlin and London.
Grieg Trio are Vebjørn Anvik (piano), Sølve Sigerland (violin) and Ellen Margrete Flesjø (cello). Beethoven+ is a unique project, instigated by one of the world’s foremost piano trios today. All of Beethoven’s piano trios are performed along side newly written works for the ensemble, both in concert and on CD. The season 2002-03 saw the series performed in Wigmore Hall and Konzerthaus Berlin in 2005. Since 2004 the Grieg Trio is Artistic Director of the Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival, and the same year they where awarded the Norwegian Grammy for the complete recording of the Dvorak trios.