This Week's Musical Gems: Mendelssohn Piano Trio

May 14, 2021 8:07:04 PM / by BPO Staff

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Today we bring you an Interpretations of Music: Lessons for Life Class on the first movement of Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1,

performed by Clara Garriga, violin, Abigail Lorimier, cello, and Lior David, piano, who were all in high school at the time of the class. They have since gone on to study music in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Maestro Zander coaches them: "You play this music with great fire...You have to modulate excitement. The secret is timing...Tell the story...Don't think about the notes. Think about every two bars as an event...Think of it in terms of a gesture...Find the freedom in the music...Always find the shape and the direction that the music requires...Whenever there's a surprise, allow yourself time to express the surprise. Otherwise it just goes by...Always play as if it's the last time."



We also extend an invitation to you to enjoy a performance of string sextets by Brahms and Dvorak featuring several Boston Philharmonic Orchestra string players. The performance will be livestreamed on the Rivers School Conservatory Facebook page this Sunday, May 16 at 3:00 PM. The performers are Matthew Vera and Ben Carson, violins, Jason Fisher and Jason Amos, violas, and Velleda Miragias and Bruce Coppock, violoncelli.

We send our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones this weekend. Happy listening!

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Topics: Benjamin Zander, Mendelssohn, interpretationsofmusic, mendelssohnpianotrio, pianotrio

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