image for Music - Classical item typeRe-Inventing the Trio at St Mary's Church

Music - Classical, Tue 19 Mar 2019


Barnes Music Festival


Church Road,
SW13 9HL


The late 18th century saw a wider usage of two great technological inventions that came to define domestic music making: the ‘forte-piano’ and the copperplate printing. With this new affordability of printed music, and a new keyboard instrument that was both loud enough and expressive enough to be accompanied by string instruments, the genre of the piano trio was born.

After a CPE Bach Sonata and Beethoven Trio Op1, No2, the Trio will include us in the process of re-inventing the piano trio, reimagining orchestral colours of three French masterpieces and creating more personal and intimate versions for a chamber setting. Debussy’s symphonic poem Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, marks an important turning point in European music. Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice was featured in Disney’s 1940 creation of Fantasia. And finally the uncannily haunting La Valse by Ravel, a proto-post-modernist take on the dance: “the birth, decay, and destruction of a musical genre: the waltz” (George Benjamin).

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Tue 19 Mar 2019 19:30





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