for clarinet, viola and piano

Rob Keeley

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for clarinet, viola and piano

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Composer Rob Keeley

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What is one to make of a piece called simply (and provocatively) ‘Trio’ in 2019? Well, exactly: I believe that music can and should still stand on its own feet: I hate being
told by the composer what to think or feel, whether by way of a programme note or a sympathy-grabbing title, and anyway, the biggest influence on this piece is, however distant and imperfectly realized, the peerless Mozart, and I have tried to use clear and communicative musical topics in a notdissimilar way without reference to externals. I’ve also tried to write something that will give pleasure to the performers, as well as the listener. One can but hope…