Portsmouth Chamber Music Series: Trio Martinů
Pavel Šafařík violin, Jaroslav Matějka cello, Petr Jiříkovský piano
MARTINŮ Trio No 2 in D minor, H. 327
SMETANA Trio in G minor, Op. 15
BEETHOVEN Trio in B-flat, Op. 97 'Archduke'
Martinů is widely regarded as one of the most influential Czech composers of the 20th century, and yet his fame with the wider public is still unjustly limited. His two late piano trios are incredible works, and the Trio Martinů gave us No. 3 when they last performed here in April 2016, so it is great now to have a chance to hear No. 2. Noble and profound in equal measure, Beethoven’s ‘Archduke’ trio is one of the last works of what has come to be regarded as his middle period.
‘Each player is of the highest quality technically and artistically, and the rapport between them is perfect.’
Tickets available from the Portsmouth Guildhall: 0844 453 9028
£18 full price, £16 concessions: book all six concerts and get a 20% discount – £86.40 for the whole season (£76.80 concs). Prices include booking fee and restoration levy.
All concerts start at 7.30pm at the Portsmouth Guildhall. Seating is unreserved with doors open from 7.00pm.
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