Beethoven Trio in E Flat major, Op.1 No.1
Judith Bingham The Orchid and its Hunters (2015)
Turina Circulo Op.91
Dvořák Piano Trio No.4 in E minor Op.90, B166 Dumky
The title of this concert comes from the name of the work by Judith Bingham OBE: The Orchid and its Hunters. This was a commission the group made in 2015 for International Women’s Day. Prior to this we open the concert with an engaging early work by Beethoven. Later in the programme there is a a terrific chamber work by Joaquin Turina. Circulo is a three movement fantasia for Piano, Violin and Cello.
We conclude with one of the most enduring pieces for this genre with Dvořák’s 4th Piano Trio in E minor – among the composer’s best-known works. Also known as the ‘Dumky Trio’, a Slavic / Ukrainian term which relates to the epic ballads of captive people. Dvořák masterful user of this dumka form contrasts a brooding, introspective composition with alternating cheerful sections.
The Albany Trio is a diverse and innovative ensemble whose repertoire focuses on works by female composers – alongside the traditional canon of piano trio music. Founded in 2010, the Trio recently gave their BBC Radio 3 debut live on International Women’s Day, and have appeared at major venues around the UK.
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