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Phoenix Piano Trio

  • Concert date:  13thNovember 2013

    Programme:

    Mendelssohn - Trio No 2

    John Ireland - Trio No. 3

    Beethoven - Ghost Trio

    All three of tonight’s artists appear in other incarnations and you may well come across them as part of the Doric String Quartet, the Aronowitz Ensemble or as the Oxford Lieder Festival Director (see last concert). Sholto visited the Club in the 1990s, I believe.

    In 2011 the Phoenix Trio gave a series of concerts in which all of Beethoven’s Trios were performed in London and Oxford. The Trio for which I made a special request is Mendelssohn’s 2nd; I came across it on a recording from a recent Lugano Festival and was immediately entranced and I suspect this piece will have made more converts by the end of the evening. The Ghost Trio is well known but I suspect that some will be in the same position of ignorance as myself as regards John Ireland’s music so we may find a new enthusiasm after this.

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