Melodies of the Absent

200th anniversary of the birth of Bedrich Smetana
Although the compositions of these three composers date from different periods and contexts, these works communicate the same raw emotions - deep, debilitating sadness, flashes of anger and precious moments of hope - that are inseparable from grief.
Josef Suk -
Élégie op.23
Bedrich Smetana -
Trio à clavier en sol mineur op.15
Dmitri Shostakovich -
Trio à clavier n°2 en mi mineur op.67