Neave Trio: Musical Remembrances

May 13, 2022, 9:00 am

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Hailed by BBC Music magazine for its “generous and warm-hearted, utterly beguiling playing,” the Neave Trio has emerged as one of the finest young ensembles of its generation. Here, the trio presents a program of music connected by the theme of remembrance. Rachmaninoff’s early first piano trio was inspired by Tchaikovsky’s trio in A minor, and shows illuminating glimpses of the mature composer to come. The elegiac mood of Rachmaninoff’s work is matched by that of Brahms’ first trio – again an early composition – which was inspired by the composer’s unrequited feelings for Clara Schumann. Ravel’s only piano trio was composed in 1914, drawing extensively on the rhythms and forms of his native Basque musical traditions.