Sunday, 18 November 2018

7.30pm, Kelso Old Parish Church, TD5 7BH

Aronowitz Ensemble


Notturno in E flat Op post 148 D.897


Piano Trio No 2 in F major Op 80


Piano Trio No 2 in B flat

Due to sickness the viola player has had to withdraw from Sunday's concert and we have been asked to accept a trio instead of the quartet. The trio now comprises Tom Poster (piano), Magnus Johnston (violin) and Guy Johnston (cello).  They will be playing some of the works that they played in the Lammermuir Festival this year which were rapturously received.
Schubert   Notturno in E flat Op post 148 D.897
Schumann Piano Trio No 2 in F major Op 80.
Schubert   Piano Trio No 2 in B flat.
The Notturno, a gem like work, not very well-known, was probably the first movement of an earlier trio which was discarded.  The great B Flat trio is one of the magnificent chamber works that Schubert wrote in the last year of his life.  An extraordinarily joyful and heartwarming work. Schumann's Second Piano Trio is more effervescent and cheerful in mood than his first trio written some years earlier – the composer himself said that it makes a "friendlier and more immediate impression" than its predecessor.

We would like to apologise for any disappointment this change may cause, but unfortunately we have to live with the fact that these occasions are not always avoidable.

Imaginative programming, high-calibre performances, convivial atmosphere. What more could one ask for?
Evening Standard
In Elgar’s Piano Quintet, a late work imbued with nostalgia for pre-First World War certainties, the players find the muscle in its unashamedly Brahmsian writing, but there’s also an apt air of wistfulness in the way they turn the more pensive melodies. It’s an affecting account that deserves wide currency.
The Strad

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