Mates to the fore for tributes and legacies

Music / “Tributes & Legacies”, Selby & Mates. At Llewellyn Corridor October 26. Reviewed by LEN POWER

IN their remaining live performance of the 12 months, “Selby & Mates” revealed the inspirations of three composers whose music pays tribute or legacy to different outstanding inventive figures.

Natsuko Yoshimoto, violin, and Richard Narroway, cello.

The gamers had a formidable record of credit between them. Natsuko Yoshimoto, violin, has received many prizes in worldwide competitions and has appeared with many world-renowned orchestras. 

Richard Narroway, cello, enjoys a world profession as a sought-after performer, recording artist and trainer. 

Kathryn Selby, piano, is the inventive director of “Selby & Mates” and has received prizes in quite a few competitions and carried out nationally and internationally.

Maurice Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin”, with an association for piano trio by Matt van Brink, is a memorial work thought to evoke the spirit of composer François Couperin. Every motion is devoted to the reminiscence of a buddy of the composer (or in a single case, two brothers) who had died combating in World Warfare I. The final motion is devoted to the husband of Marguerite Lengthy who first performed it in 1919. The spotlight of this work was the third motion whose stunning melody was performed with significantly nice feeling.

Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor adopted. Mendelssohn was a terrific admirer of the music of JS Bach. In 4 actions, it was the quick, eerie third motion that clearly evoked the fairy world and led into the finale, which was grand and uplifting and the spotlight of the work.

Composed in 1847, Robert Schumann’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor is in three actions. Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann’s spouse, a composer herself, declared it her favorite. It was lush and romantic and the performers gave it an outstanding efficiency. The spotlight of the work was the third motion, a poignant, lonely lament that was particularly well- performed.

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The musicians every spoke at size in regards to the works, including one other dimension to the live performance. It is without doubt one of the issues that distinguishes a “Selby & Mates” live performance and makes it much more approachable and fulfilling.

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Ian Meikle, editor