Trio Anima Mundi 2019 Series - Geelong (3 Concerts)
Concert 1 - Red, White, and Blue - Sunday 17th March at 3pmMaurice Ravel - Trio for piano, violin, and celloHenry Waldo Warner - Piano TrioConcert 2 - The Kapellmeisters - Sunday 16th June at 3pmFranz Joseph Haydn - Piano Trio in C Major, Hob.XV/27Carl Reissiger - Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.25Concert 3 - Three's Company - Sunday 13th October at 3pmLudwig van Beethoven - Symphony No.2 in D Major, Op.36Camille Saint-Saens - Septet in E-flat Major, Op.65Concert One couples Frenchman Ravel’s epic trio, full of rich, orchestral sonorities, with Englishman Warner’s prize-winning trio which was awarded the Coolidge Prize in the USA in 1921. Continuing their Piano Trio Archaeology, Trio Anima Mundi gives a rare performance of this work, recently recorded for their second CD release.Concert Two features two composers who were ‘Kapellmeisters’ - Haydn most famously to the Esterházy family, and Reissiger of the Dresden Court, succeeding Carl Maria von Weber. The Haydn trio is jovial and bright; and the contrasting romanticism of the Reissiger trio presentation heralds the beginning of a multi-year TAM project to record all 27 of his piano trios.Sometimes composers believe that larger-scale works can be successfully presented with smaller forces. Such is the case with the two works in Concert Three. Both the Symphony (reduced from full orchestra) and the Septet (originally for piano, trumpet, two violins, viola, cello, bass) were re-arranged by their composers for the piano trio medium to terrific effect. The Beethoven performance launches the TAM ‘Beethoven 2020’ project - performing all of Beethoven’s piano trios during his anniversary year over one weekend.