Video of Walter Wurzburger's String Trio, performed by the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Trio.
Walter Wurzburger found his voice as a composer in the Tatura detention camp in Victoria, having been deported as an "enemy alien" from Singapore in September 1940 along with all other German nationals. Wurzburger's String Trio
for two violins and cello (Op. 2) is his earliest experimental work, demonstrating the composer’s interest in neo-classical forms (Hindemith is a strong influence), jazz, and a distinct love of Bach as evidenced in the third movement. A particular melody in this work returns in later organ settings by the composer, dedicated to his friend (and fellow internee in Tatura), the scientist Uwe Radok. It received its premiere performance in April 2014 in Berlin. This performance features David Cao (Violin I), Isabella Wu (Violin II) and Tatiana Tandias (Cello) and lasts approximately 17 minutes.