New World Trio Live-Streamed Concert - Friday, July 10, 2 PM
On Friday, July 10 at 2 PM, the New World Trio will be live-streaming a performance of Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Trio #1 in d Minor, op. 49. The live video will be available courtesy of Music at the Red Door at St. John's Episcopal Church, where the trio is the ensemble-in-residence.
The live-stream can be accessed by clicking on the youtube link below.
After the event, a recording of the concert will also be available by clicking below.
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”.
For more than three decades, the New World Trio has brought the excitement and intimacy of chamber music to live audiences throughout New England. “…New World has been (Hartford’s) one reliable source of chamber music since its founding…” says the Hartford Courant.
Anhared Stowe, violin
Peter Zay, cello
Pi-Hsun Shih, piano