|Lili Boulanger||D’un soir triste (1918)|
|Shostakovich||Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67|
|Casella||Pagine di guerra for piano four-hands, Op. 25 (1916)|
|Mendelssohn||Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66|
The celebrated Rosamunde Trio presents a programme to mark the Armistice centenary. Music that takes us back to World War I is balanced with more transcendent music of beauty and hope. Lili Boulanger’s elegiac trio from 1917-18 acts as a prelude to Shostakovich’s powerful trio, written in the midst of the World War II and completed in 1944. Pianists Martino Tirimo and Atsuko Kawakami play Casella’s Pages of War – a short but dramatic work dating from 1915.