Trio No. 2 - The Traits of Messina - Richard Wernick - Piano|Cello|Violin Theodore Presser Company Piano Trio Score/Parts
Wernick's Trio No. 2 was written for Trio Cleonice, who premiered the work in March, 2013. Vance R. Koven of The Boston Musical Intelligencer wrote, in part, "The impeccably skilled writing contains some arresting and appealing elements, such as the melodic arc of the strings in the first movement carried over a steady rhythm of eighths or sixteenths in the piano (a bit like the finale of Brahmsí¢ŒóŒ»s third piano quartet); the haunting sonorities in the second movement of muted violin against quiet spiccato in the cello and spare piano punctuation." The premiere performance is available on YouTube.