Ravel : Jeux d’eau for Piano
Fauré: Fantasy for Flute and Piano, Op. 79
Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano
Foss: Capriccio for Cello and Piano
Britten: Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6
Beethoven: Trio in D major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost”
Michael Brown, Piano; Bella Hristova, Violin;
Angelo Xiang Yu, Violin; Nicholas Canellakis, Cello; Adam Walker, Flute.
French color, American optimism, British wit and German drama combine to create a program at once thrilling to the ears and riveting to the soul. Ravel’s iconic water work, Jeux d’eau, begins a program which includes reflective and dynamic French works by Poulenc and Fauré; Lukas Foss’s lively cello & piano Capriccio; Britten’s humorous and bold violin suite; and Beethoven’s Shakespeare-inspired “Ghost” trio, a game-changer in the chamber music landscape.
- Ravel’s Jeux d’eau (Fountains) was inspired by a poem by Henri de Régnier. The score is inscribed “the river god laughs at the water as it tickles him.”
- Britten’s Violin Suite is a set of vibrant miniatures that includes a march, lullaby, and a waltz.
- Beethoven’s Ghost Trio got its nickname from the halting, eerie slow movement, which was based on material originally written for the witches’ scene from Macbeth.