Phoenix Piano Trio are wrapping up their Beethoven series this week, with the final programme featuring his best known trio, the Archduke, and a new piece to accompany it by Cheryl Frances Hoad. Last night they performed this programme at the Forge in Camden. Tomorrow night they take it to Hampshire, and on Saturday to the Holywell Music Room in Oxford.
The trio appeared on BBC Radio 3′s In Tune a few weeks ago, promoting the Beyond Beethoven series, and they performed excerpts from two Beethoven trios and the new commission by Philip Venables, Klaviertrio im Geiste. You can hear them with Sean Raffery live in the studio, here! BBC Radio 3, In Tune. 10th June 2011. Phoenix Piano Trio by Fourfortytwo
And here they are in the BBC Studios!
If you can make it to Oxford on Saturday, do! Tickets here:
Well, the Phoenix Piano Trio’s Beyond Beethoven series got off to a wonderful and jam-packed start this week, with concerts at Blackheath, 22 Mansfield Street, The Forge in Camden, Walnut Cottage in Hampshire, to be rounded off with a performance tonight (in 2 hours and ten minutes’ time!) at the Holywell Music Room in Oxford. If you are around Oxford tonight, go along! Tickets are still available on the door.
The exuberant Opus 1 Beethoven trio was a wonderfully youthful start to this series, and a great complement to the youth and energy of the new trio. You should definitely come and check out the later concerts in the series: the next one is at the Forge on 27th April. Tickets and more info here.
Here’s Sholto and two friends after the 22 Mansfield Street concert on Tuesday… A post-concert drink in the local
Two bits of good news came within 24 hours this week. The RVW Trust have very generously agreed to support the Phoenix Piano Trio’s wonderful Beyond Beethoven project, which commissions five composers to write new works for piano trio in response to Beethoven works for piano trio. The Phoenix trio, over five different programmes, will perform all of Beethoven’s music for piano trio and the five new works. Each programme is being repeated around the country, including all five programmes in London at The Forge and in Oxford at the Holywell Music Room.
On the same day I found out that the amazing Leche Trust has agreed to support Endymion and EXAUDI‘s Music for People project which is commissioning 4 composers to write new works for instruments and voices, to be premiered in London and Aberdeen, in conjunction with sound festival Scotland and the Southbank Centre in London. This support will be matched by the equally amazing Marina Kleinwort trust.
A MASSIVE thanks to both these trusts and their very supportive trustees.
Location: Memorial Hall, Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Description: Onyx play their first concert of the year for West Wight Arts Association, in Freshwater. The light programme includes pieces by Berlioz and Copland, as well as Rossini's famous overture to "William Tell".
Endymion bring their "Hommage à Brahms" programme to the University of York.
Beethoven – Violin sonata no.10 in G major, Op.96
Ligeti – Trio for horn, violin and piano, ‘Hommage à Brahms’
Brahms – Trio for horn, violin and piano in E flat major, Op.40
Endymion at Kings Place
February 6, 2014, 7:30 pm
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG, United Kingdom
Endymion celebrates its 35th birthday with a weekend of concerts at Kings Place. Two of the concerts are also part of the Chamber Classics Unwrapped series: showcasing the Top 50 chamber works, as voted for by readers of BBC Music Magazine. At number 43 was Brahms' horn trio, and Endymion perform it with their tried and tested successful pairing of the Ligeti work for the same instruments, subtitles "Hommage à Brahms". Our principal violinist, Krysia Osostowicz, offers a Beethoven violin sonata by way of contrast.
Beethoven – Violin Sonata No.10 in G major, Op.96
Ligeti – Trio for horn, violin and piano, “Hommage à Brahms”
Brahms – Trio in E flat major for horn, violin and piano, Op.40
Violin Krysia Osostowicz
Horn Stephen Stirling
Piano Michael Dussek