Music Alive for Monday 25 January 2016
"...It sounds as if someone smeared the score of [Wagner's] Tristan while it was still wet," wrote one critic and, in conservative Vienna, a music society refused to perform it because it contained a dissonance not yet recognised in the textbooks.
The final concert in the 2014 Series - Loft 3: Transfigured Night takes its name from Arnold Schoenberg’s early masterpiece (Verklärte Nacht), heard here in a stunning arrangement for piano trio. Another exciting commission is in store with “…when expectation ends” from Aucklander Leonie Holmes. American John Zorn’s “Amour fou”, his tribute to obsessive, mad love also receives its NZ premiere at Loft. (Text courtesy of NZTrio official website)
Recorded live at the Loft in Z Theatre, Auckland by RNZ Concert