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VANCOUVER CHAMBER PLAYERS
March 22, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am$30.00
Tuesday, March 22, 10:30 – 11:30 am (Doors open at 10:00 am. Coffee and cookies served)
UWCV Members $25 (members must sign in to their account to receive the ticket discount).
For the next concert of their 2021/122 series at Hycroft, cellist Lee Duckles is joined by violinist Christine Choi, and pianist Lixia Li in performances of two masterpieces of chamber music: Ravel’s Piano Trio and Beethoven’s Trio in C minor, Opus 1, No. 3.
Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937), along with Debussy and Satie, ushered in a new revelatory style of French music that made a sharp break from the 19th-century German Romantic tradition. Drawing from such exotic inspirations as Asian culture and Basque dance rhythms, this trio, written in 1914, is remarkable not only for its immediate sensual appeal but for the blending of both a skillfully crafted structure and the indescribably fresh voice of a new musical era.
Beethoven (1770 – 1827) published his three piano trios in 1795 as an introductory calling card to the chamber music audiences of Vienna. He himself considered the third trio the finest of the Opus 1 trios. The C minor trio exhibits writing on a grand scale with tightly controlled, interaction between instruments and wonderful forward momentum, especially in the first movement. The trio seems to be the first evidence of Beethoven’s predilection for writing dramatic, tempestuous works in C minor.
Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation