NCMS: Gould Piano Trio
Mozart Piano Trio in E major, K.542
Edward Rushton Game/No Game
Dvořák Piano Trio No.4 in E minor, Op.90 ‘Dumky’
Familiar to many in our area from their annual festival at Corbridge, and renowned internationally through their touring and recordings, the Gould Piano Trio will be making their fourth appearance for the Society.
It was one of the Society’s past favourites, the Schubert Ensemble, that commissioned Game/No Game in 2000. Mozart’s piano trio in the unusual key of E major is full of harmonic surprises. Dvořák’s ever-popular ‘Dumky’ Trio is in six movements with contrasting slow sections and energetic dances and is brimming with Dvořák’s glorious tunes.
‘Drama and refinement combine in the playing, too, and nothing seems forced or overstated, with tone and mood immaculately judged….. Very fine.’ Gramophone magazine 2018