5 August, 8.30pm

Isabelle Faust, Violin
Sol Gabetta, Cello
Bertrand Chamayou, Piano

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Piano Trio (Grand Trio) No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 100, D 929

Robert Schumann saw “himmlische Längen” – “celestial lengths” – in it and it is true that there is something timeless, suspended, in Schubert’s Trio, Op. 100, especially in its central Andante con moto and its haunting rhythm in a minor key hammered out by the piano, which became widely known in 1975 thanks to Stanley Kubrick’s film “Barry Lyndon”. Did you know that Schubert borrowed the theme from a traditional Swedish song, “Se solen sjunker” – “Watch the sun go down”? An exhortation that we will gladly follow, especially if this sun indeed points, as here, to three exceptional “magi”: violinist Isabelle Faust, cellist Sol Gabetta and pianist Bertrand Chamayou.

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