Christian Poltera, Christian Ihle Hadland in Grieg: Intermezzo in A minor. Olli Mustonen in Sibelius: 10 Pieces, Op 58. Trio Con Brio Copenhagen in Haydn: Trio in C, H XV 27.
Sean Rafferty introduces the first of four programmes from the Belfast Music Society International Festival, which takes place in the Great Hall at Queen's University. Christian Poltera and Christian Ihle Hadland begin this "Northern Lights" series which focuses on music and musicians from northern lands, with a short Intermezzo by Edvard Grieg. Olli Mustonen performs music by Sibelius, his 10 Pieces Op.58 written in 1909. The short pieces reflect a series of moods from the impressionistic opening Reverie through to the solemn final Largo. The Danish pianist, Jens Elvekjaer created the Trio Con Brio Copenhagen in 1999 with two sisters from Korea, Soo-Jin and Soo-Kyung Hong. Soo-Jin had a baby last month and so is replaced by violinist, Johannes Soe Hansen. They will play Haydn's Trio in C major, Hob XV no 27 which requires virtuoso playing, from the pianist in particular.
Grieg: Intermezzo in A minor
Christian Poltera (cello), Christian Ihle Hadland (piano)
Sibelius: 10 Pieces, Op.58
Olli Mustonen (piano)
Haydn: Trio in C major, Hob XV no 27
Trio Con Brio Copenhagen
Johannes Soe Hansen (violin), Soo-Kyung Hong (cello), Jens Elvekjaer (piano).
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