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Join Firebird Trio in 2014 for a unique concert-theatre experience, exploring music from Beethoven to Brahms, Vaughan Williams to Shostakovich, Arvo Pärt to Tüür over three concerts. 

In the 2014 series, set in the magnificent Melbourne Recital Centre, Firebird Trio introduces The Dilettante Hater, a most discerning and entertaining critic, who makes a habit of slightly unpredictable appearances at our concerts. He is witty, engaging, and occasionally provocative. He is known merely as 'Monsieur'.  

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Wednesday June 25th @ 7pm
Melbourne Recital Centre - Salon

Featuring guest artists Simon Oswell (viola) and Stuart Riley (double bass)

Joseph Haydn - Piano Trio in D major, Hob. XV/24
Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Trio in E flat major, Op.70 No.2
Percy Grainger - My Robin is to the Greenwood Gone arr. Martin
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Piano Quintet in C minor (1903) 

Concerning Beethoven's penultimate and wonderfully lyrical piano trio, the great scholar Tovey wrote how Beethoven discovered new meanings for Mozart's phrasings and Haydn's formulas. Our pianist Benjamin Martin entertains with a fresh quintet arrangement of Percy Grainger's 'My Robin is to the Greenwood Gone', and to end Firebird will be joined by esteemed guest artists Simon Oswell and Stuart Riley in Ralph Vaughan Williams magnificent yet not-often-performed Piano Quintet.

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For Faust's Sake season


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