Romantic Music for Piano Trio
Artist-in-residence ConcertTrio Radiant
Judith von der Goltz, violine · Sylvia Demgenski, violoncello · Juin Lee, fortepiano
The historical fortepiano of 1827, built in Vienna by Josef Brodmann, is the central focus of this year’s Artist-in-Residence Programme organised by the Schloss Weißenbrunn Music Academy. Trio Radiant who among numerous competitors managed to convince the jury with their love to detail and their musicality, will play works by Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, by Clara and Robert Schumann, by Emilie Mayer and Johannes Brahms.
They juxtapose – on an equal footing – works of the famous male composers and the rather forgotten works by the female composers who were related to these men. They weave them together, framing them with short excerpts from letters, poems and anecdotes which make the lives and works of these historical persons come alive again.
The central focus is a merged version of two piano trios by Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel. They are intended to grow into one, forming a symbiosis, just as Fanny and Felix maintained a symbiotic relationship throughout their lives. Creating a kind of F-A-E sonata by these two siblings.
Around this there is a group comprising the loving Schumann couple (with a Romance and a Fantasy) and the two loners, Johannes Brahms and Emilie Mayer (with an Intermezzo and a movement from her piano trio op. 16).