MUSICA VIVA TASMANIA PRESENTS

Selby and Friends

Wed 24 Feb 2016 8:00pm

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Piano trio no 10 in E flat major, op 44 (Variations on an original theme) (1808)
FRANZ SCHUBERT - Fantasy for violin and piano in C major, D 934 (1827)
FERRUCCIO BUSONI - Kultaselle, 10 variations for cello and piano on a Finnish folksong, KiV 237 (1891)
ANTON ARENSKY - Piano trio no 1 in D minor, op. 32 (1894)

In 2016 Selby and Friends celebrate a decade of distinguished music making. It is testimony to the skill of Artistic Director and pianist Kathryn Selby AM that concerts in the Selby and Friendsseries are frequently sold out.

The popularity and talent of the musicians she brings together alongside her varied and intelligent programming guarantee that audiences are delighted, challenged and satisfied at every turn.

For Musica Viva Tasmania’s opening concert, Kathryn is joined by Timo-Veikko “Tipi” Valve, principal cello of the ACO and Andrew Haveron, previously of the Brodsky Quartet and BBC Symphony. Two superb trios, Beethoven’s inventive and magisterial No10 (Variations on an original theme) and Romantic Russian composer Anton Arensky’s elegiac homage to cellist Karl Davydov, bookend Schubert’s challenging C Major Fantasy for violin and piano, written in the last year of his life.

The concert ends with the legendary early-twentieth century virtuoso pianist Ferrucio Busoni’s variations for cello and piano on a Finnish song, Kultaselle.

ANDREW HAVERON, VIOLIN
TIMO-VEIKKO VALVE, CELLO
KATHRYN SELBY, PIANO

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