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Phoenix Piano Trio

PART OF ‘CHAMBER CLASSICS UNWRAPPED’ AT KINGS PLACE

 JS Bach Prelude & Fugue No. 1 in C from book 2 48, BWV 870
Schumann (arr. Kirchner)  6 Studies in canonical form, Op. 56
Schumann Fugue in F, Op. 72 No. 4
JS Bach Adagio from the Violin Sonata in F minor, BWV 1018
Schumann Piano Trio No. 2 in F, Op. 80  27’
Beethoven Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat, Op. 97 Archduke (Voted No. 15)

Jonathan Stone violin
Marie Macleod cello
Sholto Kynoch piano

There’s something grandly serene about the spacious piano melody that opens Beethoven’s last gem-studded piano trio: perhaps it is the way it falls to the fourth chord that gives it such assured calm. The wonderful Phoenix Piano Trio present a fascinating and magical music journey through German music, via JS Bach and Schumann, culminating in Beethoven’s powerful Archduke Trio, composed in 1811 and dedicated to Archduke Rudolph of Austria, the composer’s willing pupil and one of his staunchest supporters.

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Clock6.30pm Sunday, 27th April 2014

Pre-concert Foyer performance: ARCATA la mode - Sunday 27th April, 5.45pm

William Croft (1678-1727) A Hymn on Divine Music
From The Harmonia Sacra II (1700)
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) O Solitude
A ground from Orpheus Britannicus (1698)
Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707) Long has Pastora ruled the plain
John Eccles (1668-1735) All things seem deaf to my complaints
2 songs from The Alamode Musician (1698)
Daniel Purcell (1660-1717) By silver Thames’s flow’ry side
Cantata in the Italian style (1710)
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Cara sposa amato bene
Aria with obbligato cello from the opera Radamisto (1720)
JS Bach (1685-1750) Phoebus eilt mit schnellen werden
Aria from the secular cantata Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten BWV 202

Elin Harries soprano
Carina Drury baroque cello

The practice of performing baroque songs with voice and bass alone has been abandoned, but was, in the 17th and 18th centuries, considered a viable alternative to keyboard accompaniment, creating a totally different sound world as the two lines, voice and bass, weave together.

Elin and Carina are both founder members of the Baroque ensemble ARCATA BAROQUE, which specializes in repertoire for soprano and bass continuo, with the harpsichordist, Nathaniel Mander. They have a particular interest in promoting English music and regularly perform at Handel House. Their series at Burgh House last year was recommended by Rob Cowen from Radio 3.

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