Dvořák’s passion for folk music can be traced back to its popularity in his childhood. Fragments of folk music can be heard in most of his pieces, especially Terzetto in C.
Dvořák would have been delighted to see Sophie Cole, Georges Lentz, and Sandro Costantino getting together back in June 2020 to play the first two movements of the Terzetto This is because he wrote the piece for precisely this purpose – three friends getting together to make music in the home.
The third movement, a dashing Czech furiant dance, captures this spirit of fun between friends. The rustic melody is shared between the three instruments, and the music rolls on with an irrepressible energy and spirit in the accompanying parts.
Filmed with the support of our partners at City Recital Hall.
Dvořák Terzetto in C
Sophie Cole Violin
Georges Lentz Violin
Sandro Costantino Viola