In a world of luxurious sound
Music / “Darkness to Mild”, Canberra Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble. At Albert Corridor, Could 21. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.
DARKNESS and light-weight in music are revealed by means of various tone colors, rhythms, main and minor keys and contrasting dynamics. This live performance had all these and extra.
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Chamber Ensemble all the time creates particular live shows which have a large enchantment. This one was related to the current CSO efficiency of the Derek Jarman-inspired live performance titled “Electrical Blue”.
Filmmaker Derek Jarman was fascinated by darkness and light-weight in addition to how they form our notion of color and type. The CSO has drawn on his fascination to program this live performance.
With an extra-large viewers filling the Albert Corridor, the live performance started with the “Piano Trio in G minor”, op. 17, by Clara Schumann. This music is romantic at its core with the occasional swing. It’s filled with fantastically designed musical concepts.
The stability of dynamics throughout the three performers was instantly obvious. The craving music, considerably classical, fairly romantic, and filled with emotional depth, expressed a sense of understated ardour. Every instrument will get to be heard equally whereas voicing their particular person high quality. The writing reveals a command of all three devices. It additionally proved a wonderful information of type and elegance.
Every motion is finely crafted to suit its type. Trio writing is the place many composers get to indicate off their chops and this can be a basic instance of the very best high quality writing for the Trio format.
Then, there was the efficiency. The three performers created a luxurious sound world. They did much more than simply play the notes. Human expression and articulation are what makes music the cherished type that it’s. These three turned a mean Sunday afternoon right into a magical expertise.
The extra lyrical music of Antonín Dvořák’s “Piano Trio No. 2 in G minor”, op. 26, adopted. A two-chord dramatic blast opens this work. Dvořák, identified for his folks melodies, is a monumental composer. A few of his music is essentially the most well-known the world over. His grand fashion reveals by means of in nearly all of his musical statements. This Trio is not any completely different.
Unafraid to be loud, showy and boisterous, the music doesn’t maintain again. It dramatically shifts from nice melody to driving full chords. There are lots of exclamation marks on this piece.
The Legato second motion is a factor of magnificence. The voice of the cello sings its coronary heart out. However when a cellphone went off within the viewers, the gamers needed to pause till it stopped; unbelievable. Happily, that didn’t distract the gamers from transferring on to complete the intensely delicate and lyrical music on this gradual second motion.
The scherzo is a vibrant show of fireworks that gives one thing new each minute. The ultimate allegro grabs listeners and forces them to take discover, identical to the gamers did on this glowing afternoon live performance.
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Ian Meikle, editor