Discoveries in Trio

October 12, 2018, 8:00 pm | Alliance française - Toronto

Programme :

  • Joseph-Ermend Bonnal – Trio pour violon alto et violoncelle
  • Jean Cras – Trio à cordes n° 3
  • Franz Schubert – Trio pour violon, alto et violoncelle en si bémol majeur D 5

Avec Agnès Pyka (violin)
Blandine Leydier (alto)
Armance Quero (cello)

Hard to believe, hearing the superb Trio in B flat major, that its author had at the time of its composition only twenty years. It was, however, in 1817 that Schubert began this page with a bewildering maturity: in the extraordinary slow movement, he makes us believe that time has ceased to flow while a je-ne-sais-quoi deliciously Viennese makes the charm of the finale. It is hard to believe that this jewel continues to be neglected, just like the two French pages of the twentieth century too unjustly unknown who share this program. Joseph-Ermend Bonnal (1880 – 1944), organist and author (under the pseudonym Guy Marylis) of ragtimes, will be a true discovery for those who do not know the superb String Trio of the Basque composer. Marine officer and composer, the Breton Jean Cras (1879 – 1932) has often translated into his music his maritime experiences as in this Trio No. 3 one of his great works of maturity.
”Ensemble des Équilibres” paid tribute to these two French composers in a disc completed with the Roussel Trio.