Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello – John Kramer


This piano trio is our editor's choice for this instrumentation. Beautifully written and a pleasure to play and hear.

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Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello

John Kramer

For Violin, Cello and Piano. This is a wonderful original and fresh composition for piano trio. The first movement has a beautiful opening with long- held clusters in the piano part and long phrases for the strings. It switches to a lively syncopated part with punctuated chords in fourths and numerous seventh chords in arpeggios in the piano part. The second movement’s suggested style is witty and has excellent rhythms traded between players. The third movement is labeled sad and beautiful. The long sustained lines of the strings over large moving chords in the piano make a great effect. The time signatures change throughout. The fourth movement, jerky, is a rhythmic tour de force right through to the end. We highly recommend this work, especially for college recitals.


• Advanced

• Duration 21 minutes

• Editor’s choice.

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Weight 16 oz


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Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello - John Kramer