Friday, June 14, 2019

Four Popular Chamber Works

Mendelssohn and Chopin 

Shostakovich and Rachmaninov

Friday June 14th and Saturday June 15th

Tasana Nagavajara, violin
Alexandre Vay, cello
Dimitri Papadopoulos, piano

Friday, 14th June, 6pm

Mendelssohn: Trio no. 1 in D Minor op. 49*
Chopin: Cello Sonata in G Minor op. 65

Mendelssohn's first trio is his more popular of the two trios, charming and zippy. Chopin's cello sonata is just one of nine works written for an instrument other than the piano. 

*note the last minute change from number 2.

Saturday, 15th June, 5pm

Note that the second concert is Saturday, not Sunday

Shostakovich, Trio no. 2 in E Minor op. 67 
Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata in G Minor op. 19

Two Russian works of different periods: Rachmaninov's Cello Sonata was written in 1901. Shostakovich's second trio was written in 1944. Both are substantial, four movement works. Both are packed with great themes; Rachmaninov tending to the elegant and beautiful, Shostakovich more rhythmic but with a great slow movement, a lament mourning the death of the composer's friend, Sollertinsky, to whom the quartet is dedicated. 

Tasana Nagavajara is the director of the Pro Musica Orchestra, Bangkok and former concertmaster of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra. He is well known to our audience, having performed many times with Alexandre and Dimitri and with the Pro Musica Quartet.

Alexandre Vay and Dimitri Papadopoulos are making their fifth visit to Eelswamp. The two French musicians have been playing together since Conservatory days in Lyon. Alexandre is co-soloist in the Munich Radio Orchestra. Dimitri is 'Professeur' at Geneva Conservatory. Alexandre and Dimitri performed the complete Beethoven Cello Sonata and Variation cycle in 2014 at Eelswamp and joined Tasana in 2015 for a performances of the mighty Tchaikovsky Trio in A minor and the Dvorak F minor trio. 

Reservations:  One concert for 1,200 baht or 2,000 baht for both. Email or call 038 069681 office hours. Due to limited number of places payment must be received before the day.

Tickets: No tickets will be issued for concerts. Admission to the music room on the day of the concert will be in accordance with the sequence of receipt of payment (ie, who pays first goes in first and can select their desired seat).

Etiquette: No photos allowed during the main performance. But photos may be taken during encore. Please do not upload videos to Youtube.

Children: Children aged six years and older may attend the concert. Smaller children may be left with the nanny on the premises. 

Cancellations and credits: Credit will be allowed for future concerts in the event of cancellation in certain cases.

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