Liana Bérubé, violin; Michelle Kwon, 'cello; Jeffrey LaDeur, piano
Mozart Trio in G major, K. 496
Fauré Trio in D minor, Op. 120
Schubert Trio in E-flat major, Op. 100
The Delphi Trio returns to Old First Concerts with an evening of chamber music both reflective of the past and looking forward with visionary clarity. Mozart's Trio in G major K. 496 is as charming as it is masterful, concealing the dark shadow of presentiment which hovers over the work. The only piano trio by Gabriel Fauré is the product of his maturity, a time when the composer was almost completely deaf. The impassioned first movement and cosmically nervous finale are balanced by one of the most heartfelt slow movements in the literature. Schubert's great Trio in E-flat major, Op. 100 was written in the last year of his life, an epic journey exploring the transformation of suffering to acceptance, despair to irrepressible joy. Praised for "...spot-on ensemble and a beautifully blended sound..." (San Francisco Classical Voice) the Delphi Trio has become known for their intensity and communicative power. Formed in 2010, Delphi's mission is to give voice to the authentic, essential nature of a composition, acting as a conduit between composer and audience.