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Bell, Isserlis & Denk
Program
 
 
 
MENDELSSOHN

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

 
 
SHOSTAKOVICH

Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67

 
 
RACHMANINOFF

Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor

 
 
RAVEL

Piano Trio in A minor

 
 

Performance Information

“Distinct musical personalities [who] work together extremely well” – Gramophone

Extending the “magical intimacy” (The Strad) of the collaboration immortalized on their critically acclaimed 2016 album, For the Love of Brahms, this trio of A-list performers (who happen to be good friends) expand their repertoire to four masters of the 19th and 20th centuries.

As Bell noted at the time of the earlier project, the trio’s success lies in the balance between creative cohesion and tension. “It felt like family getting together,” Bell said. “We have three very strong personalities. There were some tense moments.” “We’re three pretty strong characters with our different views,” Isserlis agreed. “But we met in the end, we were in a good mood at the end, and that’s a good sign.” “We evolved.… It turned into something unexpected,” Bell concluded. Expect more of the unexpected—and the transcendent—at Strathmore this season.

Jeremy Denk also appears this season in solo recital on January 29. Steven Isserlis also appears this season in solo recital on March 6

This performance is made possible in part through the generous support of Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; Betsy and Robert Feinberg; and an anonymous donor.

Joshua Bell, violin
Steven Isserlis, cello
Jeremy Denk, piano

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