The work implicates several references to Beethoven. There are passages where the string trio plays unison. They try to play the theme from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Ode to Joy, which is difficult since it is placed extremely high register, which means there is hardly space for the bow and fingers. While the Ode to Joy is about being united it is quite impossible to play together. The use of the Beethoven quotation also functions as a kind of negation of the entire work.
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YEAR OF COMPOSITION: 2008-2009