magyarul (HU)

Judit Rajk  Contralto
László Kéringer  Tenor
Tamás Zétényi  Violoncello


Members of the unique trio have been working together for a long time, all are well-known soloists of the Hungarian and international musical stages. The ensemble's peculiar sound comes from the versatile, unusual tones and characters of the voices and the cello singing with. Trio Passacaglia has given several concerts with music from the period of early polyphony and its colourful contemporary repertoire. Based on the polyphonic traditions, the three musicians play equally important roles within the group. At concerts they play trio, duo and solo pieces as well, many of them are the transcriptions of the ensemble itself. The name of the Trio is derived from the music genre passacaglia. This variation form is originated in the early baroque period but popular till the contemporary today, often, but not always, is in three and based on a characteristic ground bass. The meaning of the word is street walk...

What Trio Passacaglia offers for concerts: passionate and virtuosic choral works for three voices, arias on the ground, a capella lamentations from the East to the West, traditional church songs and gregorian chants in an unusual performance. Repertoire includes contemporary works by composers commissioned for the ensemble. Perotinus, Machaut, Ockeghem, Dufay, Purcell, Monteverdi, Rossi, Schütz, Bach, Ravel, Bartók, Kodály, Ligeti, Kurtág...  and new music. A rare chance to hear these works in one concert.


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