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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]


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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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Revealing Ravel

We make no secret here at Headquarters Apaches that we believe Ravel's Trio to be the King of Trios. In truth, nothing else comes close. So, with that in mind, it'd be remiss of us not to feature it in one of our programmes, especially as we've even taken our name from the artistic group to which Ravel belonged.

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.

Ravel's mother was Basque and his Spanish heritage shines vividly through much of his musical output. Turina, one Spain's most acclaimed composers, lived for a while in Paris and got to know Ravel in the early 1900s. We begin this recital with his beautiful 'Circulo'. The second half features Rimsky-Korsakov's little-known but masterful trio. Les Apaches spent much time listening to Russian music and Rimsky-K's colourful style influenced Ravel greatly.