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TRIO

APACHES

MATTHEW TRUSLER

THOMAS CARROLL

ASHLEY WASS

1.) ruffian or hooligan

2.) the name adopted by a group of 'artistic outcasts', including Ravel and Stravinsky, in the early 1900s

French   A-pash   [noun]

Adding new repertoire to the trio genre, and being creative and innovative with our programming, is very much Trio Apaches' raison d'etre. Here we tickle your tastebuds with details of some of the cool programmes we're currently exploring.

Discovering Debussy

Click on Claude for full details.

Music of the Night

The name of this programme gives the game away: quite simply, all the works included are connected with the night.

Shostakovich 15

You'll have almost certainly realised by now that we're quite keen on playing works not originally conceived for piano trio. This programme features one of the most audacious transcriptions we know of - Derevianko's re-working of Shostakovich's 15th Symphony for piano trio and percussion.

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Love Letters and Lollipops

Love Letters and Lollipops is a programme which captures the essence of our outlook on music - a healthy mix of seriousness and profundity with a good dose of light-hearted fun.

The impact of Debussy on the musical landscape of the 20th Century is far too vast to explore in one concert. Still, this recital pays homage to his legacy by profiling two  composers who were said to have influenced him, and the trio of Magnus Lindberg, one of today's foremost musicians, who has often talked about the inspiration he takes from Debussy's work.

We begin with a charming Mozart trio before diving headlong into the Lindberg (the last movement of which - 'Crash wave, crash' - bears an obvious link to La Mer). The second half kicks off with a lyrical trio by Borodin, a composer from whom Debussy took great inspiration. Sally Beamish's La Mer transcription rounds things off.

Beginning with Brahms' last trio (the slow movement of which is a lullaby), we explore the Liebesnacht of Wagner (as arranged by Pringsheim) and the rarely-heard Nocturnes by Ernest Bloch. The stunning Steuermann transcription of Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht - often considered the culmination of Romanticism - closes the evening.

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We begin with an arrangement of our own - Rossini's William Tell Overture (listen to the 1st movement of the Shosty and you'll immediately know why) - before visiting Wagner's Tristan (extensively quoted in the symphony) and the Trio Pathetique by Glinka (to whom Shostakovich stylistically alludes). The symphony itself - Shostakovich's last - is a masterpiece. In this arrangement, it's a sensation. For details, click on Dmitri.

At the heart of everything we do is the desire to entertain and move our audiences.  We think this programme has something for all tastes and believe it will put a smile on people’s faces.  We hope you agree.

The first half features trios - musical loveletters - by Brahms and Shostakovich, both of which were written when the composers were in the throes of youthful love. The second half brings a bit of contrast in the form of a collection of 'lollipops' - fun, well-known pieces (several of which have been transcribed by us) that have proved immensely popular with our audiences.

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