Clas­si­cal trio com­bine for Globe show

The Tribune (NZ) - - WHAT'S ON - RICHARD MAYS

Ger­man com­posers are front and cen­tre for this Sun­day’s 2.30pm Globe Mati­nee Con­cert.

Mu­sic by Bach, Brahms and Men­delssohn has been adapted by three pre-emi­nent con­cert mu­si­cians, Pamela Dowsett, Robert Dus­sler and Guy Don­ald­son.

‘‘In all the pieces, the per­for­mance has de­vel­oped in some way from the orig­i­nal idea of the com­poser,’’ Don­ald­son, the con­cert con­venor and pian­ist, said.

Dowsett, a for­mer lec­turer in vi­o­lin who moon­lights as a gypsy jazz vi­o­lin­ist in Welling­ton, will also fea­ture on the vi­ola.

Dus­sler from Ham­burg, Ger­many now teaches and plays cello in Palmer­ston North and on the Kapiti Coast.

‘‘The open­ing piece by Bach was orig­i­nally writ­ten for a now ob­so­lete in­stru­ment, the vi­ola da gamba.

‘‘In this per­for­mance the in­stru­ment is played on the cello, and the orig­i­nal harp­si­chord part is played on the pi­ano.’’

The Brahms is an adap­ta­tion for vi­ola by the com­poser of his sec­ond clar­inet sonata. The third piece is Men­delssohn’s trio for vi­o­lin, cello and pi­ano.

Ad­mis­sion is by $5 koha.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.