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Chloë Hanslip, Thomas Carroll & Danny Driver

Beethoven Masterworks…1

The first of four evenings of music from the great canon of late Beethoven, set alongside more contemporary chamber music. These concerts are curated by pianist Danny Driver. He has programmed the Rhapsody Trio by York Bowen, a composer for whom he has a particular empathy; indeed his recent recordings of York Bowen have been highly acclaimed.

'His performance ranges from thundering rhetoric to a whispering sense of poetic delicacy… you become enthralled by a pianist of such magical warmth and finesse.' Gramophone

Fennessy’s experimental work using a tape of the voices of two of the 20th Century’s greatest musical iconoclasts will be presented with a short new piece by a student from Luton Music Service. The second half is devoted to Beethoven’s mighty Archduke Trio, the chaotic première of which was the last time that the increasingly deaf maestro, the great piano virtuoso of his age, played in public.

York Bowen – Rhapsody Trio in A minor

David Fennessy – Piano Trio (Music for the pauses in conversation between                               John Cage and Morton Feldman)

Ludwig van Beethoven – Trio in B flat op 97 Archduke

Chloë Hanslip – violin

Thomas Carroll – cello

Danny Driver – piano

We are most grateful to the RVW Trust for financial help in presenting this series.