Joseph Haydn Trio n.43 in C major Hob.XV: 27
Vasco Mendonça* Drives
Felix Mendelssohn Trio n.2 op.66 in C minor
* Former artist of the Académie
The women of the Trio Sōra, Laureates of several prizes in 2017, come back to perform on the stage of the Académie in a programme which brings together chamber music of today and yesteryear: Drives by the composer Vasco Mendonça (The House Taken Over, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2013) as well as two piano trios by Haydn and by Mendelssohn. The first one, has the energy and sonorities of Beethoven and is one of the most virtuoso by the Austrian composer. The second one, a work of maturity by Mendelssohn, is at the same time inspired, danceable and passionate.
John Chest (baritone) — 2015 HSBC Laureate
Marcelo Amaral (piano)
Associated with pianist Marcelo Amaral, John Chest presents Die Schöne Maguelone by Johannes Brahms. Of all the rich lieder production composed by Brahms, Romances of Maguelone by Ludwig Tieck op.33 is the only true cycle. Brahms knew these folk tales since childhood but it is thanks to Schumann that he discovered the novel by Ludwig Tieck. The work is representative of this poetic and idealized reinvention of the Middle Ages, characteristic of German Romanticism.
"It is especially the epic scale of the cycle - a real pocket opera supported by a piano writing of great complexity - that strikes the listener" writes Timothée Picard in the booklet.
Released on 22 Februay 2019
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