Bath Recitals welcomes the prestigious Mithras Trio to Bath on 15 October for a fabulous concert of music by Mozart, Shostakovitch and Tchaikovsky…
The Mithras Trio are currently members of the BBC New Generation Artists scheme – in fact the only ensemble in this highly regarded scheme. They can often be heard performing on BBC Radio 3 and are building an international reputation for their exquisite playing.
Their appearance in Bath is part of a whistle-stop tour across the length and breadth of the UK and has been made possible with the help of The Countess of Munster Musical Trust.
The Mithras Trio have been praised for their ‘exquisite phrasing’, ‘full-blooded commitment’ and ‘bold, passionate colours’.
Their programme brings music by three of the greatest composers to have written for the Piano Trio:
In the 18th century, Mozart is generally credited with transforming the line up of violin, cello and piano into the balanced piano trio which has become a central form in classical chamber music.
Around one hundred years later, Tchaikovsky wrote his only piano trio – ‘in memory of a great artist’ (Nikolay Rubinstein), and it is a masterpiece of melody and melancholy.
By contrast, Shostakovich’s youthful piano trio mixes the Romantic spirit with more chromatic moments recalling a more impressionistic style – yet all hinting at his greatness yet to come.
The Mithras Trio
Saturday 15 October, 7:30pm
St Michael’s Church, Broad Street, Bath, BA1 5LJ
Mozart: Piano Trio in G Major, K. 564
Shostakovich: Piano Trio in G Major, K. 564
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in G Major, K. 564
Bath Recitals is grateful for the support from The Countess of Munster Musical Trust for this event.