The NZTrio presents a confident mixture of old and new repertoire for their 2011 appearance. Brahms’ Second Piano Trio, with its soaring melodies, rich harmonies and sweeping rhythms crowns a long list of works for chamber ensembles, while the Trio in B-flat is the first of Schubert’s two glorious piano trios and is a pivotal work for this combination. Works by New Zealander Chris Adams, the current Mozart Fellow at the University of Otago , and American Kenji Bunch, hailed as a “A Composer to Watch” by the New York Times, complete the programme.
Brahms: Piano Trio 2 in C Major, Opus 87 Chris Adams (NZ): Jekyll Rat Kenji Bunch: Swing Shift: Night Flight Schubert: Piano Trio No.1 in B Flat major, Opus 99
July 31, 2011 4:00PM