The organ trio is an exciting and unusual form of composition: the organ taking not only the role of piano but also of a full orchestra with all the colours and dynamic contrast that ensue. Rheinberger’s trio is an established work in the organ trio repertoire.
Staffan Storm’s trio from 2012 is in five movements, each of which take inspiration from a Psalter Psalm. The work is written with the three musicians featured here in mind: they are colleagues at the Malmö Academy of Music and active members of the city’s cultural life. Their concerts featuring commissioned modern works combined with older classic works have been both stimulating and well received.
This encouraged them to turn to Kaj-Erik Gustafsson in the search for new repertoire. They have even commissioned works by Lukasz Lisowski and Daniel Hjorth both of whom live and work in Malmö. Daniel Hjort’s (f 1973) piece Ad lucem from 2017 is available on several digital platforms as a bonus-track with the ensemble.