Old photographs
(for piano trio)

Christos Hatzis
Composition Date: 2000
Duration: 00:10:30
Genre: Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Misc. String Duos (Mixed)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Violoncello
Programme Note:
Old Photographs is a movement for piano trio alone from the multimedia music theatre work Constantinople. Within the context of the larger work, it provides an antidote to the heartrending intensity of several of the other movements. Unlike the rest of Constantinople, Old Photographs is totally based on western musical idioms and opens with an introspective theme for solo piano which is stylistically akin to the music of Robert Schumann. As the work progresses the violin and cello enter and the music slowly drifts away from the classical/romantic mould of the opening towards early 20th-century popular idioms reminiscent of the music of Astor Piazzolla.

Premiere Information:
Commissioned by the Gryphon Trio (with funding support from Music Canada 2000 and the Laidlaw Foundation). The work was first performed by the Gryphon Trio at the Jane Mallett Theatre, St Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada, on 17 October 2000.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 3226 H367ol
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Misc. String Duos (Mixed)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 19, 2007
  • Type:
  • Print-music, published
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (21 p.); 30 cm.
    21 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
  • Language Information
  • Main language: English
  • Additional Information:
  • For piano, violin and cello.
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