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March 9 @ 6pm
Melbourne Recital Centre,
Primrose Potter Salon


The End of La Belle Époque

Firebird Trio brings a slice of Paris to Melbourne with joyous French chamber music from the end of the La Belle Époque.


Brimming with optimism and innovation, three works from sisters Nadia and Lili Boulanger reveal a turbulent yet exciting artistic blossoming in pre-war Paris. Ravel’s Piano Trio in A minor, completed three weeks before he enlisted in 1914, still stands resolutely as the pinnacle of the piano trio genre. Finding inspiration from evocative Basque melodies and Malaysian poetic forms, Ravel’s Trio is jampacked with virtuosity and the charm from this golden age.

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"Paul Schoenfield’s jazz and honky-tonk splashed Café Music delivers a dizzying dose of 1920s and 1930s swing in its outer movements and the gentle amble of folk and spiritual traditions in its lyrical middle. The chomping finale saw Firebird crank up another notch, sweeping and sparkling through this unabashedly optimistic work with the sort of abandon only a supremely disciplined ensemble can get away with."
.... Eamonn Kelly - The Australian