Jenny Broome Harp
Frances Mason Violin
James Halsey Cello
Arpatagora brings together the harpist Jenny Broome and the Tagore Duo to explore the fascinating repertoire for strings and harp. Their programme includes three original trios together with an exciting transcription.
Spohr’s Trio in F minor, WoO 28, of 1806 when Spohr invited a cellist to play with him and his wife, displays all his characteristic joie de vivre.
Ravel’s Sonatina, originally for piano, was arranged by the harpist Carlos Salzedo for his own group, Trio de Lutèce, with whom he toured the UK in 1914.
The harpist Henriette Renié wrote her trio in 1901; it is a strong lyrical work, reminiscent of perhaps Brahms or Elgar.
Ibert’s delightful trio of 1944 comes from wartorn France, but expresses none of that anguish.