Trio Arbos: Miguel Borrego, violin; José Miguel Gómez, cello; Juan Carlos Garvayo, piano
Piano Trio No. 1, "Trio tropical"
Piano Trio No. 2
Fanfarria, aria y movimiento perpetuo
Piano Trio No. 3, "Romantico"
Total playing time: 00:53:55
Roberto Sierra was born in Puerto Rico and studied composition in Europe, notably with György Ligeti in Hamburg, Germany. ‘The three piano trios in this recording span seventeen years of my creative life (1991–2008),’ he says. ‘Each reflects a different creative impulse and the ideas that were in my mind at the time I wrote them. There are nevertheless common threads that link these works: a constant preoccupation with the intersection of a modern musical language and the vernacular that comes out of my ethnic background, and also timbral explorations often linked to instrumental virtuosity.’ Latin and jazz influences meet Romantic and modern developments in this expressive chamber music.