the Arts House
Albert Lin, Piano
Andrew McGrath, Violin
Katrin Hasse, Viola
Daniel Morris, Cello
Eric Lee, Bass
Schubert Piano Quintet in A major D. 667, “Die Forelle”
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 49
An intimate performance of two much loved chamber works from the early romantic era, featuring members from the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra, with local pianist Albert Lin and guest cellist Daniel Morris from Sydney, Australia.
The centerpiece of the programme is Franz Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A major D. 667, the ‘Trout’, so named for the theme of the fourth movement which is taken from his Lied “Die Forelle” (The Trout). The Trout quintet has a unique sonority among chamber works due in part to its unusual configuration, which includes a double bass in the string ensemble, and only one violin instead of the usual two. One of Schubert’s lighter and more accessible works, the ‘Trout’ Quintet remains a firm favourite among lovers of fine music.
The programme begins with the Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor by Felix Mendelssohn. Written in a romantic “Schumannesqe” style, the trio contains a tapestry of textures and musical flavours, from the rich lyricism in the opening movement to the short and light scherzo in the third movement. The piece has a particularly demanding piano part and is among Mendelssohn’s best known chamber works.
Tickets: $10, available from the door