Camilleri: Trio New York for Clarinet, Violin and Piano
Code: SCSP-C1030Grade: 8
Charles Camilleri (1931-2009) was a Maltese composer, who had long been acknowledged as Malta's national composer. He moved from his early influences by Maltese folk music to a musical form "in which nothing is fixed and his compositions evolve from themselves with a sense of fluency and inevitability". There are 3 movements in "Trio New York." In 1971, Camilleri embarked on a series of chamber works among which was this Trio which was left unfinished. The composer recalls how during a visit to New York in 1998, the energy, hustle and bustle of the City reminded him of the Trio which was eventually brought back to life.