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Cropper/Welsh/Roscoe Piano Trio

Manchester Chamber Concerts Society

RNCM Concert Hall, 15 October 2012

Yet another varied programme, delivered by a trio of distinguished musicians: Peter Cropper on violin, Moray Welsh on cello and Martin Roscoe on piano.

The concert included works by Haydn, Brahms and (switching back in time, after the interval) Beethoven.  It was Beethoven’s so-called ‘Archduke’ piano trio which they played (official title: Piano Trio in B flat major), a grand edifice which can hardly be scaled and fully comprehended, much less superseded.

Can a work of art ever rival natural phenomena?  If so, this is as likely a candidate as any: Beethoven is (a kind of) god.  To live in a world where works of such complex beauty can coexist with a flower (also a work of complex beauty) is baffling in the extreme.

This was an excellent concert; for details of future Manchester Chamber Concerts Society concerts, click here.