trio for violin, violoncello and piano


Duration: 8 min.

Commissioned by the Trio des Iscles

Premiere: Trio des Iscles: Pierre-Olivier Queyras (violin), Véronique Marion (violoncello), Frédéric Lagarde (piano), July 2001, Rencontres Musicales de Haute Provence

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Notes on the work:

The score of Horoscope presents itself as a set of twelve elements corresponding to the twelve signs of the Zodiac. These elements intersect, repeat and overlap, before being organized in a circle at the end of the piece, giving the musicians twelve possibilities of ending. The two middle strings of the two string instruments are lowered by a semitone. This “scordatura” creates an unusual sound universe giving the work a specific harmonic field, especially in combination with the sounds produced on the piano with the hand directly on the strings of the instrument.