Bartikian Clarinet Trio in Algarve

Bartikian Clarinet Trio in Algarve

The Algarve History Association is hosting a special performance by the Bartikian Clarinet Trio on Sunday, November 10 at Quintinha da Música, near Tavira, at 4pm.

American clarinettist Esther Georgie and Armenian cellist Varoujan Bartikian are stalwarts of the Gulbenkian, perhaps the major orchestra in Lisbon, and they form a truly international trio with French-born pianist Michel Gal.

The programme for November 10 includes Beethoven’s Trio Opus 11 in B flat Major. This piece was composed in 1797 and is one of a series of Beethoven’s early chamber works. The work is sometimes known as the “Gassenhauer Trio”, because a melody from the third movement was so popular that people used to sing it in the “Gassen” (the streets) of Vienna.

Their second piece consists of three of Marko Tajčević’s Seven Balkan Dances. This work was also arranged for piano, and pianists as famous as Rubinstein had it in their repertoire.

The programme ends with Brahms’ Trio op 114 in A Minor of 1891. Of this piece, a critic wrote: “It is as though the instruments were in love with each other.”

Tickets cost €25. To book, email lynne.algarvehistory@gmail.com