Classical trio combine for Globe show
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.