Artistic Temperaments: Liturina Fortepiano Trio


Gabriella Jones historical violin
Samuel Ng historical cello
Dominika Maszczyńska fortepiano

Sterndale Bennett Chamber Trio in A, Op 26 for violin, cello & piano
Schumann Piano Trio No 3 in G minor Op 110
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 2 in C minor Op 66

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Performing on historical instruments, Liturina presents a programme that celebrates three close musical friends.

Born in Sheffield in 1816, William Sterndale Bennett’s music was greatly admired by both Mendelssohn – who encouraged him to spend time in Leipzig ‘not as my pupil but as my friend’ – and Schumann, with whom he enjoyed an even closer friendship. Bennett also earned a reputation as one of the finest pianists in Europe but on one visit to Leipzig (1836-7) he left a historic sporting legacy, arranging the first cricket match ever played in Germany. Bennett’s Chamber Trio demonstrates his skill in combining the German romantic and British pastoral traditions. The first rehearsal Schumann’s Piano Trio No 3 made a deep impression on his wife and fellow composer, Clara. ‘It is original’, she wrote in her diary, ‘and increasingly passionate, especially the scherzo, which carries one along with it into the wildest depths’. Completed in 1845, two years before his death at the age of 38, Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No 2 was the last chamber work the composer lived to see published. He dedicated the score to the violinist and composer, Louis Spohr, and presented it to his sister, Fanny, as a birthday gift.

FREE TICKETS FOR 8-25 YEAR OLDS TO SELECTED CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS Through the generous support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, we are able to offer young people aged 8-25 the fantastic opportunity to experience selected concerts absolutely free.

Discover more CAVATINA events this season:

Artistic Temperaments: Pocket Sinfonia – Friday 9 February, 7.30pm

Carducci Quartet & Anton Lesser | Life, Letters and Friendship – Sunday 10 March, 3pm

Samantha Ege & Castle of our Skins | African Tales – Sunday 26 May, 7.30pm


Find out what else is on for Artistic Temperaments Festival

• Festival Ticket: book for all eight events for £46 (full price without discount £52)
Discount will be applied automatically at checkout

• Turner Sims Friends will receive their 10% discount whilst booking individual events for Artistic Temperaments Festival. If a Friend books for all eight events, the Festival Event Ticket (£46) will automatically apply.

• Student Festival Ticket: £20

Booked separately: Try the Pianos
9 – 11 February, times variable over the festival
Tickets £5 for a 15-minute session
1 person per slot (carers/guardians can accompany but will need to book a separate slot if they want to play)



Under 18£10.00