Murray McLachlan and Family – 8th October 2018: Programme Notes

Matthew: Three movements from Petrushka                                               Stravinsky                                                                                                    (1882 – 1971) Following his great success of The Firebird, Igor Stravinsky completed the ballet Petrushkain 1911 for Diaghilev, and the Russian Ballet. Three Movements from Petrushkafor solo piano were composed ten years later

The Schubert Ensemble – 12 March 2018: Programme Notes

Piano Quartet in D op. 23                                                                 Dvořák Allegro moderato                                                                            (1841 – 1904) Andantino Finale   Dvořák, the son of a village inn-keeper, learned his first musical skills from the local school master before being sent to the Prague Organ School.

Piano Trio Isimsiz – 19 February 2018: Programme Notes

Piano Trio in B flat D28                                                              Schubert Allegro                                                                                         (1797 – 1828) Schubert was only 15 when in 1812 he wrote this one-movement Sonatensatz for piano trio, although it was not published until 1923. His voice had recently broken, so that