Trio Shaham, Erez Wallfisch
It hardly seems possible; a visit of the world beating piano trio playing in Whitstable but it happened. It was the last concert of their international tour; and what a concert. Any previous concert by piano trios could easily be put aside. The music had obviously been chosen to allow the musicians to get the best of expressions by all three instruments. Doing it they each had the thought of the others, the violin in particular was given space by both the cello and piano and the result something quite exceptional.
The music too was chosen to all the three musicians to play at their best. The concert opened with the Trio, andante con moto by Grieg. He only wrote the slow movement. It was a good introduction. It was followed by Dvorak's Piano Trio Op. 90 (Dumky) with its various 6 movements. The concert ended with the well known Schubert's D898. The audience response was also something exceptional. They were on their feet after every work and in the end the applause went on and on. In response we got an encore, a movement from Beethoven's Archduke Trio.
What an end that was bringing again exceptional applause. Nothing like had ever been heard before. It will be heard again. Another has been booked in eighteen months time.
Whitstable Music Society