The third of our Summer Weekend concerts celebrating the rich treasure trove of music by French composers from the golden age of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Iconic masterpieces carefully chosen by pianist Tom Poster provide a framework for some exquisite rarities interwoven throughout this unique four-concert festival.
Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte (for solo piano)
Chausson Chanson perpétuelle
Fauré La bonne chanson
Ravel Piano Trio
Tom Poster piano
Elena Urioste violin
The Navarra Quartet
Raphaela Papadakis soprano
Karim Sulayman tenor
Better known in its orchestral incarnation, Ravel’s enchanting Pavane brought the composer his first great success.
Among the most beautiful examples of the fusing of chamber music and song are Chausson’s last completed work, the intensely moving Chanson perpétuelle, and Fauré’s joyfully passionate celebration of love, La bonne chanson.
Ravel’s only piano trio, a feast of colour and near-orchestral sonorities, demands the greatest virtuosity from all three players.
This concert is 3 of 4 over our Summer Weekend – click here to view the next