19 September 2020, 7.30 pm
Three very different piano trios speak to the private/public nature of chamber music.
Clara Schumann’s piano trio is a consummate example of ‘chamber music,’ constructed with great intimacy and poetry, while Fanny Mendelssohn’s piano trio constitutes an enormous challenge to the genre. This is a piano concerto masquerading as a piano trio, and perhaps reflects the composer’s thwarted ambitions to transcend the world of private music-making for a more public sphere. The Fantasiestücke are three lyrical songs without words, composed by Clara Schumann’s husband, Robert Schumann.
Seraphim Trio is delighted to present the Australian premiere of Australian composer Elizabeth Younan’s Piano trio. Composed as a single movement, it explores musical texture, constructing an organic structure from fragmented musical cells and mosaics.
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano trio in E flat major, Op. 1, No. 1
Elizabeth Younan Piano trio
Robert Schumann Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 for cello and piano
Clara Schumann Piano trio in G minor, Op. 17