LEGACY features the mightiest masterpieces of the piano trio repertoire (Beethoven “Archduke”, Schubert Eb and Tchaikovsky) alongside the latest commissions from local leading-lights (Norris, Squire, Gao Ping), teaming up with some cheeky genre-busters (Kapustin, Bolcom and Schuller), with the discovery of lesser-known works from a familiar name (Schumann) to prime the senses.
Schumann – Sechs Stücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 56 arr. for Piano Trio, I & II
Norris – Horizon Fields (new commission)
Kapustin – Trio, Op. 86
Beethoven – Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 “Archduke”
The story begins with the first two of Schumann’s “Six Pieces in Canon” where he pays homage to the lasting resonance of Bach’s prodigious talents in polyphonic writing. Then we look simultaneously to the past and the future, marking NZTrio’s proud legacy of over 75 commissions by performing the latest creation from Michael Norris, who wrote NZTrio’s first ever commission back in 2003. Genre-busting repertoire is highlighted in Kapustin’s trio, a representation of the Soviet jazz scene – spicy and crisp. There’s a moment to catch your breath before the heavyweight champion appears. Beethoven’s Op.97 Bb Major trio is dedicated to his patron and friend Archduke Rudolph of Austria who would surely be delighted to know his name lives on attached to this majestic and profoundly affecting work.
Tickets: $27.50 – $55
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