Lucy Gould (violin) Alice Neary (cello) Benjamin Frith (piano) Uwe Grodd (flute)
Beethoven, arr. Hummel – Symphony no 6 in F major, op 68, Pastorale
Brahms – Piano Trio in B major, op 8
The Gould Piano Trio is joined by the German Flautist, Uwe Grodd for the premier of his new edition of Beethoven’s ‘Pastorale’ Symphony arranged for flute, violin, cello and piano by Mozart’s star student, Johann Nepomuk Hummel. This chamber music ‘translation’ of the symphony reflects Beethoven’s love for nature in the same way as in the original.
The young Brahms had the burden of living with Robert Schumann’s prediction that he would become a second Beethoven, and when he eventually revised his Piano Trio op. 8 during his final decade, in 1889, the masterly craftsmanship it displayed reflected that early promise.
These two masterpieces should be an inspired pairing as Brahms declared to Clara that his revision was “not so sad as before- but better!”
Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Leeds
£10 – on the door
Free – students and under 16s
This concert is supported by members of FUAM