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TRIFONOV & FRIENDS

SHOSTAKOVICH, MUSSORGSKI & MENDELSSOHN
Grammy Award winning pianist, and audience favourite, Daniil Trifonov brings his sheer mastery and brilliant technique to the stage alongside a cohort of friends. Expect invigorating performances and astute interpretations of works by George Enescu, Mussorgski and Mendelssohn.
Programme

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major Op. 134

MODEST MUSSORGSKY (1839-1881) 
Songs and Dances of Death 

Interval  

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) 
Piano Quartet No. 2 in F minor Op. 2 

In Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death, Death is personified. Lullaby sees it cradle a sick baby to eternal sleep against its mother’s will; in Serenade it’s a lover waiting at the window of a dying young woman; Trepak is the folk dance into which it draws a drunk peasant lost in a blizzard, before he dies to dreams of summer; as The Field Marshall it gathers fallen troops from a battlefield. There’s then more folky music in the fourth and final movement of Mendelssohn’s teenage Piano Quartet in F minor of 1823.

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