Gould Piano Trio
Thursday 26th April 2018, 7.30pm
The Gould Piano Trio has remained at the forefront of the international chamber music scene for a quarter of a century. Its programme features works influenced by tragedy: Shostakovich’s deeply moving Second Piano Trio was written in memory of his friend Sollertinksy as well as the horrors of the Holocaust. Smetana’s emotionally expressive Trio was written as a result of the death of his eldest daughter, and is viewed as a milestone of Romanticism.
HAYDN: Piano Trio in A, Hob XV: 9
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op. 67
SMETANA: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15