Ravel Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello a minor
Turnage Duo for Cello and Violin
Sierra Piano Trio Butterflies Remember a Mountain
Brahms Piano Trio No.1 in B major Op.8
Due to illness, Alexei Grynyuk is unable to perform. He is replaced by the internationally celebrated pianist, Wu Qian, for this performance. (http://www.wuqianpiano.com)
There’s a reason why they call chamber music “the music of friends”. It’s all about musicians coming together as equals, to enjoy and to share the music that the great composers felt was simply too intimate to shout to the world. Like any true artist, Nicola Benedetti loves it – and in her piano trio she teams up with her partner Leonard Elschenbroich and the internationally celebrated pianist Wu Qian for a whole evening of private passions and quiet magic.
Ravel’s only piano trio is a vision of rapturous poetry and sweet sadness, created in the depths of the Great War, while Brahms’s B major Trio is romance on the grandest of scales: the work of a young composer hopelessly in love.
In between, they play a new mini-masterpiece by Arlene Sierra, and the virtuosic Duo created for them by Mark Anthony Turnage – bringing a personal touch to a very special evening of music-making.