Monday 29th April
Town Hall, 7:30pm
Renaud Capuçon violin
Gautier Capuçon cello
Michel Dalberto piano
|Fauré||Piano Trio in D minor||22’|
|Brahms||Piano Trio No 2 in C||32’|
|Ravel||Piano Trio in A minor||28’|
Following last season’s hugely praised Town Hall concert, the remarkable Capuçon Brothers return by popular demand, this time with pianist Michel Dalberto. They’ve chosen music of graceful, transient beauty by Ravel and Fauré to frame Brahms’s Second Piano Trio, the latter warm, genial and full of musical wisdom. www.thsh.co.uk
6pm Free pre-concert recital for ticket holders. Winner of the THSH/Birmingham Conservatoire 2012 recital competition, pianist Magdalena Wajdzik plays Chopin, Ravel and Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata.
Review by Gareth Ceredig, Birmingham Post:
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… “The technical glitter of the Ravel was delivered with just the right nonchalant precision, and the third-movement passacaglia’s ascetic aura was captured effectively in the only genuinely pianissimo piano playing of the evening.
Though less overtly virtuosic, Fauré’s late work (completed in 1923) is the more difficult of the two to bring off in performance, the master mélodiste tempering the lyricism of the first two movements with an eager, rhythmic finale that is never quite allowed off the leash.
A lifetime of making music together was evident in the Capuçons’ seamlessly matched melodic weight and faultless intonation – the opening Allegro ma non troppo, a miniature masterpiece of sinuous extended phrases and delicate harmonic shifts, receiving a particularly affectionate performance.” …