In a rare UK performance, Trio Concertante perform three of the most popular works for piano trio, culminating in the symphonic first trio by Johannes Brahms. The eerie-sounding second movement gave Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ trio its famous nickname, while Shostakovich’s second trio, composed during World War Two, combines a similar mysterious quality (opening with high harmonics on the cello) with Jewish melodies and Shostakovich’s trademark ‘sardonic humour’.
Within Bloomsbury Festival
Beethoven | Trio in D, ‘Ghost’ Op.70 No.1
Shostakovich | Trio No.2 in E minor Op.67
Brahms | Trio No.1 in B Op.8
Nancy Dahn (violin)
Heather Tuach (cello)
Timothy Steeves (piano)
This event is in the Main Hall on the ground floor. For accessibility info: https://conwayhall.org.uk/about/visiting-us/
It is part of Conway Hall Ethical Society’s charitable programme and is tax-exempt.