Selby & Friends: By Arrangement

Selby & Friends: Violinist Andrew Haveron, pianist Kathryn Selby and cellist Timo-Veikko Valve
Selby & Friends: Violinist Andrew Haveron, pianist Kathryn Selby and cellist Timo-Veikko Valve

Pianist Kathryn Selby is joined by violinist Andrew Haveron and cellist Timo-Veikko Valve when her ensemble Selby & Friends presents By Arrangement, a showcase of orchestral masterpieces.

Selby AM invites Sydney Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Andrew Haveron and Australian Chamber Orchestra Principal Cellist Timo-Veikko Valve to join her in piano trio versions of beloved orchestral works by Beethoven, Ravel and Haydn.

Historically, chamber ensemble arrangements of orchestral works were performed in music-lovers’ homes as the only way to repeatedly enjoy great orchestral music. In this tradition, composers and their colleagues have over the years arranged popular orchestral works for piano trio. Today, these adaptations are not often performed and By Arrangement presents a rare opportunity to hear a selection of these arrangements.

The performers: Andrew Haveron – Violin | Kathryn Selby – Piano | Timo-Veikko Valve – Cello

The programme:
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 96 in D major, ‘Miracle’ (adapted for piano trio by Johann Peter Salomon 1745-1815) /
Maurice Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin (arranged for piano trio by Matt van Brink, 2006) /Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto in C major for violin, cello and piano, Op. 56 “Triple” (arranged by Carl Reinecke, 1824-1910)

Originally composed for orchestra in 1791, Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 96 in D major (“Miracle”) opens the program in an adaptation for piano by Johann Peter Solomon. Solomon was a well-known musical impresario who was instrumental in the premieres and publication of the original “London” Symphonies as well as his own piano trio adaptations of Haydn’s Symphonies 91-96.

The Baroque-style suite Le Tombeau de Couperin was composed by Maurice Ravel for orchestra in 1919, two years after his original piano version. Almost a century later, composer, educator and pianist Matt Van Brink published this arrangement for piano trio. Currently head of Songwriting and Composition at Concordia Conservatory in Bronxville, New York, Van Brink’s works and arrangements are performed around the world.

Beethoven’s beloved “Triple” Concerto Op. 56 rounds out this Selby & Friends program in an arrangement by Carl Reinecke. A prolific composer and arranger, Reinecke took Beethoven’s full-orchestra concerto of 1804 featuring violin, piano and cello and successfully reduced the ultra-rich musical textures down to the three solo instruments on their own.

A hallmark of the Selby & Friends series is the relaxed and intimate performance format which sees musicians speaking with the audience from the stage about their personal experiences in music.

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