Rare treat by a friend of Stravin­sky

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - REVIEWS -

THE Amer­sham Con­cert Club ended its sea­son with a recital by the Rose Trio last month. JENNY FAULKNER re­views the con­cert

AMER­SHAM Con­cert Club ended a very suc­cess­ful and en­joy­able sea­son on March 12 with a lovely recital by the Rose Trio.

The Thorne sis­ters (Suzie, oboe, Becky, clar­inet and Tammy, bas­soon) treated the au­di­ence to a de­light­ful and wide-rang­ing pro­gramme of mu­sic for wind trio.

The evening be­gan with Mozart’s Diver­ti­mento No.1 where it was hard, at times, to ac­cept that just three in­stru­ments were play­ing such was the range of tone pro­duced.

Alexan­dre Tans­man’s Suite for Wind Trio was far less fa­mil­iar to the au­di­ence but was beau­ti­fully played bringing out all the rhythms which Tans­man, a friend of Stravin­sky, made such use of.

The Trio played two pieces by Beethoven, one a set of vari­a­tions on a tune from Mozart’s ‘Don Gio­vanni’ and the other part of his Grand Trio, ex­plain­ing that Beethoven is thought to have com­posed these pieces whilst fa­mil­iaris­ing him­self with the po­ten­tial of wind in­stru­ments for his sym­phonies.

The pro­gramme con­cluded with a lively per­for­mance of Gersh­win’s ‘Walk­ing the Dog,’ orig­i­nally in­tended for the ‘walk­ing the dog’ se­quence in the Fred As­taire and Ginger Rogers film Shall We Dance?

The club’s next con­cert will be on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 8 when the string quin­tet ‘Diver­ti­menti’ will get the club’s 50th an­niver­sary sea­son off to a spec­tac­u­lar start at a gala con­cert with Schu­bert’s great String Quin­tet in C ma­jor, ac­com­pa­nied by cel­bra­tory cake and sparkling wine.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.amer­sham­con­certs.org.uk.

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