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Saturday 1 April 2023   |   7:30pm
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Newcastle International Chamber Music Series: London Bridge Piano Trio

London Bridge credit Jake Morley
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Fanny Mendelssohn Trio in D minor Op.11
Colin Matthews ‘Hidden Agenda’
Brahms Trio in C major Op.87

The ‘Bridge’ in the Trio’s title acknowledges a love of English music and its successful recordings of Frank Bridge.  The Trio performs regularly at Kings Place and the Wigmore Hall, and has its own annual festival in Winchester. Its most recent recordings have been of the ‘Leipzig Circle’ – Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn alongside Clara’s husband and Fanny’s brother.

The D minor trio was written in the last year of Fanny Mendelssohn’s short life, and may be considered her greatest masterpiece. ‘Hidden Agenda’ was written to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Trio’s Winchester festival in 2018.  Brahms was clearly pleased with his C major trio, writing to his publisher, “You have not yet had such a beautiful trio from me and very likely have not published its equal in the last ten years.”

Everything here is played with sensitivity and conviction. The three players summon up the whirlwind that opens Fanny’s Trio in fine style, and the energy never flags, with a lilting, lifting rhythmic alertness in the two inner movements and a real sense of the mood shifting Sturm und Drang that drives Roberts Trio. Gramophone, 2019

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Saturday 1 April 2023

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