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Ensemble

Consummate Artistry

The Israel Piano Trio,
heard by BILL NEWMAN

 

In an auditorium buzzing with friends and families congregating like perennial bees swarming round their hive, and the heavily disguised mobile cleverly establishing contact with the outside world and never, once, disrupting attention from the distinguished music makers, I give full marks to the Wigmore Hall staff for their state of calmness and overall efficiency.

The programme promised an interesting and rewarding evening's entertainment [9 January 2011, London UK], with Beethoven's rarely performed Trio in E flat, Op 70 No 2 (more usually the province of the late Stern-Istomin-Rose Trio, with virtuosity very much to the fore) It was pleasant to hear, instead, a performance where suave musicality reigned. The glamourous young lady at the piano [Roglit Ishay] appeared to be slightly dominating her male escorts [Menahem Breuer, violin, and Hillel Zori, cello] with ardent glances, but their interpretation had a persuasive older worldliness that was rather appealing...

Copyright © 20 February 2011 Bill Newman,
Edgware UK

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WIGMORE HALL

LONDON

UNITED KINGDOM

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

PAUL BEN-HAIM

MAX BRUCH

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