Neave Trio Performs Music by Ravel, Tailleferre, and Piazzolla Presented by Electric Earth Concerts
Monday, July 26, 2021 at 7:30pm in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough, NH
On Monday, July 26, 2021 at 7:30pm, the Boston-based Neave Trio makes its Electric Earth Concerts debut, performing Maurice Ravel’s Piano Trio in A minor, Germaine Tailleferre’s Piano Trio, and Astor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The concert will be held for a limited-capacity ticketed audience in Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (19 Grove St). Alternatively, guests are welcome to bring a chair or blanket, bring a picnic, sit outdoors, and listen from outside via Electric Earth Concerts’ sound system for free. Indoor Tickets ($30) are available at www.electricearthconcerts.org/event/neave-trio.
Ravel composed his only piano trio after nearly six years of sketching and planning. But following the beginning of World War I in 1914, Ravel was motivated to quickly complete the work before enlisting in the French army. In a letter to Igor Stravinsky, he wrote, “The idea that I should be leaving at once made me get through five months’ work in five weeks! My Trio is finished.”
French composer Germaine Tailleferre was the sole woman composer of Les Six. She composed her melodically captivating and boldly rhythmic trio between 1916-17, but did not publish the work until after she revisited it 60 years later around 1978.
Neave Trio recorded Astor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires on its November 2018 album, Celebrating Piazzolla (Azica Records), which captures Piazzolla’s rich legacy through arrangements by one of the composer’s long-time colleagues, José Bragato and by a younger protégé, Leonardo Suárez Paz. Gramophone describes their recording as “thrilling,” having “wild energy,” and “electrifying,” while Classics Today writes, “the energetic edginess, the snap, the rhythm sound convincing, totally invigorating, and authentic.”
About the Neave Trio: www.neavetrio.com
About Electric Earth Concerts: www.electricearthconcerts.org