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ROBERT PLANE, clarinet

Friday 17 February 2023
7.30 pm in Cairns Church


Piano Trio No 3 in C minor op.101

Tibor Serly

Chamber Folk Music for clarinet, violin and piano

Amy Beach

Piano Trio in A minor, Op 150

Walter Rabl

Quartet in E flat for clarinet and piano trio, Op 1

Leading British clarinettist Robert Plane joins the acclaimed Gould Piano Trio for a delightful programme that will be a real journey of discovery. Brahms needs no introduction but Viennese composer Walter Rabl is little known today though his quartet is a minor masterpiece that impressed Brahms himself. After a long struggle against prejudice Amy Beach finally emerged as America’s leading composer in the 1890s and her own strong personality shines through her A minor Piano Trio. The warm colours of Hungarian-American composer Tibor Serly’s Hungarian folksong-inspired music perfectly complement the Brahms.

"Robert Plane is a superb performer. He has a refined tone, rock-solid rhythm, excellent intonation and musicality, and impeccable articulation." The Clarinet, September 2021

"[The Gould Piano Trio] deserve high praise for the consistently high standard of their playing and their revelatory interpretations."  The Observer, July 2012