Rare treat by a friend of Stravinsky
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.
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