Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Firebird Trio
A vibrancy of imagination that echoes its name.
Firebird Trio has performed nationwide to critical acclaim, with a vibrancy of imagination that echoes its name, bringing energy, colour and splendour to their live experiences. This performance will see the trio celebrate the musical entanglement of the Schumanns with Johannes Brahms in a specially curated concert of duos and piano trios.
Opening with the spirited Scherzo from the F-A-E Sonata, based on a musical cryptogram of the motto ‘Frei aber einsam’ or ‘Free but lonely’, the movement reveals a young composer already at the height of his craft. Moving into Clara Schumann’s Three Romances, composed for the violin virtuoso, Joseph Joachim with whom Clara had a wildly successful musical partnership.
Robert Schumann’s self-styled characters of Florestan and Eusebius are brought to the fore in his Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano – swinging from introversion and tenderness one moment to passionate extroversion the next and finishing with the F major, a work of idyllic generosity and collegiality.
Praise for Firebird Trio
‘An ensemble of immense energy and focus.’ The Australian
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Curt Thompson violin
Josephine Vains cello
Benjamin Martin piano
Scherzo in C minor from the F-A-E Sonata
Adagio and Allegro
Piano Trio No.2 in F
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Wednesday 30 March 2022 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $50 ($40 Concession)
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