Ravel Impressions

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Ravel Impressions
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A playful program of intriguing works, dedications and intricate shadings of trios and quartets.

Date and Time 7:30PM | Thu | 16 Nov 2017
VenueCity Recital Hall

Program

Mozart
Trio in E flat major ‘Kegelstatt’, K. 498

Fauré
Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120

Arensky
Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32

Ravel
String Quartet in F major 

140 mins including interval

About The Music

When Mozart composed his Kegelstatt Trio in 1786, he may have been playing a game of Kegels — a popular leisure activity in Germany and all the rage in Vienna at the time. It was a form of lawn bowling, in which players rolled a wooden ball down a path to knock over wooden objects we would call bowling pins. A landmark work of inspiring music, it was the first to use the combination of piano, viola and clarinet in a chamber setting. Alongside this work is Ravel’s iconic and much adored String Quartet No. 1, dedicated to his teacher, Fauré, whose own trio was composed in the latter years of his life and displays a graceful lyricism alongside his unmistakable personal musical language. Omega presents a delicate and intriguing program, exploring the intricate shadings of these works in a playful and delightful performance that will leave you invigorated.

Pre-concert Talk

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