Firebird Trio + guests: Haydn, Purcell & Vaughan Williams
Wed 9 November @ 18:00 - 19:00$40 – $50
Beginning with Joseph Haydn’s Piano Trio in A, the piece reveals the energy and optimism of his time in London at the behest of Johann Salomon, the German violinist and impresario. Haydn was able to establish himself securely in this prestigious artistic centre – a truly fruitful endeavour.
Henry Purcell’s Fantasia in B flat was originally scored for four viols in 1680, but their performance in Primrose Potter Salon presents a counterpoint, lovingly encased in the modern sound world of the piano trio.
Finishing on Vaughan Williams’ Piano Quintet of 1904. An early work from one of England’s most recognisable composers, the quintet makes full use of the timbral possibilities of a double bass. Rich with folk themes, the hallmarks of Vaughan Williams personal style are brought to life in an enigmatic and powerful way.
Firebird Trio welcome guest artists Simon Oswell, Stuart Riley and Rhodri Clarke for the Vaughan Williams Quintet.
This concert was originally scheduled for 28 September, but was rescheduled due to artist illness.