Firebird Trio – Entanglements

Firebird Trio

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Firebird Trio


A vibrancy of imagination that echoes its name.
About the artists

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.

About the concert

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
Berta Brozgul (guest pianist)


Johannes Brahms
Scherzo in C minor from the F-A-E Sonata

Clara Schumann
3 Romances

Robert Schumann
Adagio and Allegro
Piano Trio No.2 in F


This production is part of the following series: