Selby & Friends’ season opener Exotic Strudel presents music by Bloch, Turina, Shostakovich and Schubert, creating a fascinating glimpse of how three important composers of the first half of the 20th Century re-imagined the piano trio in these powerful ‘miniatures’. Violinist Natsuko Yoshimoto and cellist Julian Smiles join pianist and founding artistic director Kathryn Selby for the first time together in this program filled with pathos, song and passion.
All composed within 19 years of each other and from vastly different European cultures, they contrast and complement the highly developed piano trio format produced by Schubert 100 years earlier at the end of the Classical Era and on the cusp of the Romantic. Natsuko Yoshimoto and Julian Smiles join Kathryn Selby for the first time together in this program filled with pathos, song and passion.
The programme: Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) – Three Nocturnes (1924)/ JoaquínTurina (1882 – 1949) – Circulo Op.91 (1942)/ Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975) – Piano Trio Op.8 No.1 (1923)/ Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828) – Piano Trio No.1 in B-flat major, Op.99 D. 898, (1827/28)
The performers: Natsuko Yoshimoto, violin/ Julian Smiles, cello/ Kathryn Selby, piano