Sonus Piano Quartet present the second concert of their 2014 season with a 275 year musical journey from the baroque mastery of Bach, through the eyes of a young Mendelssohn to the 20th century Hungarian composer Dohnanyi.
Sonus opens their concert with one of the great masterpieces of the string trio repertoire, the Serenade for String Trio by Dohnanyi. This is Dohnanyi’s most important work, which despite a classical foundation, lavishes us with a Brahmsian richness, Hungarian flavour and a 20th century approach to tonality which nods to his young countrymen Bartok and Kodaly.
We venture back chronologically to the marvel of Bach’s Goldberg Variations through the eyes of Dmitri Sitkovetsky and a brilliant arrangement of these variations for string trio, of which we will present a selection. Originally published in 1742 for harpsichord, these arrangements were inspired by the famous keyboard recording of Glenn Gould.
Mendelssohn very much worshipped Bach, and in 1822 at the age of 13, he composed the extraordinary Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor. Despite Mendelssohn’s lack of years, his characteristics and craftsmanship as a composer are complete. As Jacqui enthuses: “the characteristics of Mendelssohn are all there in this quartet- a sparkling scherzo and an incredible gift for melody”
Dohnányi: Serenade for String trio op. 10
Bach : Goldberg Variations transcription for string trio by Dmitry
Mendelssohn : Piano Quartet in C minor No. 1, Op 1
Come and meet the musicians after the concert with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine!
Thursday 11th December @ 7pm
NOTE: This replaces the previously advertised date of Sunday 23rd November.
The Independent Theatre
269 Miller Street, North Sydney
Phone: 02 9409 4462
Concert Tickets Prices:
Adult – $42.00
Concession (Senior & Pensioner) – $37.00
Student (under 25 years) – $25.00