679 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06119
VIDEO ONLY. During the COVID-19 self isolation, this event is presented live-stream-only on Friday, July 10 at 2 p.m.
For more than three decades, the New World Trio has brought the excitement and intimacy of chamber music to live audiences throughout New England. Founded in 1985 by violinist Anhared Stowe, New World provides a unique experience for music lovers with its mix of both standard repertoire and contemporary works. With each performance, New World brings new vitality to established masterworks; these are paired with contemporary pieces, with each complementing the other in depth and beauty. “…New World has been (Hartford’s) one reliable source of chamber music since its founding…” says the Hartford Courant.
Missed it? No problem! After the concert, you can watch the concert at any time at this same link.
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio #1 in D Minor, op. 49
Written in 1839, the first of two piano trios, Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in d minor is probably his most well known chamber composition and easily his most beloved. Despite its famed lyricism, the trio as a whole is full of driving energy, from the restless agitation of the first movement to the animated dance of the scherzo to the powerful forward rush of the finale. Several times, this force and the texture of the ensemble erupt into music of tremendous weight with nearly orchestral proportions. It almost defies its context within a piano trio, or, put another way, demonstrates what power the piano trio really holds. This is particularly so in the final movement. But this never dominates; rather, it grows organically out of a constantly changing chamber texture that simultaneously offers some of the most clearly etched delicacy one finds in all chamber music. It is the fluid and perfectly constructed balance of these polarities within his music that makes Mendelssohn’s art so wonderful, so well crafted, so natural, direct and “easy”.
Details at www.newworldtrio.org