Fantasy trio in B minor, op. 26, Miriam HYDE
Written at the age of 22 this is a multi-sectional one movement work that was first performed at the London Musical Club in 1935, under the auspices of the First Performance Society.
Cello Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 58, Felix MENDELSSOHN
Written in 1843, this bravura work was dedicated to the Russian/Polish cellist Count Mateusz Wielhorski and demands intensity, passion, serenity, playfulness and virtuosity.
Salut d’Amour (Liebesgruss) & Chanson, Edward ELGAR
These two miniatures demonstrate the significant influence of Schumann on Elgar’s evolving style during the latter period of the 19th century.
Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102, Johannes BRAHMS
Brahms’ final work for orchestra premiered in 1887 in Cologne, Germany at the height of his fame. It was written for cellist Robert Hausmann and violinist Joseph Joachim, an old friend from who Brahms was estranged and was, in part, a gesture of reconciliation.
Spiegel im Spiegel, Arvo PART
The title translates as ‘mirrors in the mirror’, suggesting an infinite number of images. Written for a piano and violin, the work comprises tonic triads endlessly repeated with small variations.
Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97, by Ludwig Van BEETHOVEN
Dedicated to Archduke Rudolph of Austria, a patron, friend and student of Beethoven, the work is commonly referred to as the Archduke Trio and was written for piano, violin and cello.