MUSIC

Bay Strings Trio will play Liszt and Schumann

The second Bay Strings concert of 2018, featuring music by Schumann and Liszt, will take place at the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) Bird Street Auditorium on Sunday November 11 at 5pm.
The Bay Strings Trio is made up of Pierre Malan on violin, Annamarie Serao on cello and Jeroen Roffel on piano.
The concert is titled Franz Meets Robert, in reference to Liszt and Schumann.
“This second concert in the 2018 series bears the same structure as the first, namely several works for trio embracing solo piano works by Liszt,” said Roffel, a music specialist who moved to Port Elizabeth from Rotterdam in 2014.
“In the first programme the dramaticism of Schubert’s music coloured against the often devout and liturgical pieces of Liszt’s Consolation. The second programme, trio music of Schumann, envelopes two elegies of Liszt.
“Liszt’s pieces reflect musically on a state of serious emotion, the endings of both pieces leaving the listener in a state of memory.
“By contrast Schumann’s trio is the account of struggle to triumph, like his second symphony and Beethoven’s famous fifth symphony before him.”
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