A Natural Stage Presence
Guild Music's concert to celebrate
the launch of two new CDs,
reviewed by ALICE McVEIGH
Despite the irritation of truncating one piano trio and splitting up the movements of another, this concert given by the Guild Music Label [20 November 2012, St John's, Smith Square, London UK] to publicise two new CDs was a great idea. Much though I love piano trios in general (and the London Piano Trio's playing in particular) it's hard to resent having a soprano voice as elegant as Sally Silver's cropping up in the same programme. Of course, concerts in late 1700 London would have carried this to wild extremes, with a couple of opera singers, an overture, a string quartet, and a couple of Haydn symphonies jostling each other all in one programme, but it's hard to imagine that amount of variety ever happening again.
The programme began with Henry Cotter Nixon's first piano trio (no, I hadn't heard of him either)...
Copyright © 7 December 2012