Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Gould Piano Trio and clarinetist Robert Plane to perform at Grace Memorial Episcopal

From the press release:

The Gould Piano Trio and Robert Plane (clarinet) will give a concert at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church on Thursday March 30 at 7:30. They have soloed individually with orchestras all over the world, have 25 CDs as a trio, the pianist has made 17 solo recordings, and collectively they are pretty impressive.

They will play:

• Beethoven’s Kakadu Variations, op 121A (1824)
• Zemlinski’s Clarinet trio (1896)
• Bartok’s Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin and piano Sz. BB 116 (1938)
• Brahms Piano trio No 2 op 87 in C Major (1880)

Violinist Lucy Gould plays a Guanerius filius from 1703, and cellist Alice Neary an Alessandro Gagliano from 1710. Pianist Ben Frith, “achieved international recognition by sharing top prize in the 1986 Busoni International Piano Competition, and 1st prize in the 1989 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition, making his debut at the Edinburgh Festival in 1992 with Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations.”

Plane's recording of Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto won Classic CD Magazine’s ‘Best Concerto Recording’ Award and was selected as BBC Radio 3’s recommended version in ‘Building a Library’, whilst his recording of Bax Sonatas was shortlisted for a Gramophone Award. His recording of Messiaen’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time’ with the Gould Trio was praised by BBC Music Magazine as the ‘best modern account’ of this monumental work.

The Gould Piano Trio is brilliant - played Wigmore Hall London, England (the UK’s chamber hall equivalent of Carnegie Hall)in February, and Portland in March!

Tickets, which are selling briskly, go for $30. You can get them online at Grace Memorial.

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