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Friday, February 19, 2021


(Right: Ralitza Macheva)

Friends of Music will present the Lupa Trio on February 28, 2021, at the Durban Jewish Centre.

The programme will include Beethoven Trio Op 9 – D major and Beethoven Trio Op 9 – G major.

Lupa Trio comprises three accomplished string players: Aristide du Plessis (cello), Ralitza Macheva (violin) and Annamaria D’Andrea (viola). 

They are musicians with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as having distinguished careers as ensemble and solo musicians.

In this programme, the Lupa Trio will perform two of Beethoven’s String Trios, in G major and in D major. Beethoven composed his three string trios in 1797 and 1798 in Vienna. 

(Left: Aristide du Plessis)

At the time of publication, the 28-year-old Beethoven regarded the trios as his best compositions.

The most vigorous of the three trios is perhaps the G major, while the Trio in D major is the most traditional piece in the opus: it lacks the G major's symphonic effects but conveys a finely subtle chamber music with warm and intimate atmosphere. 

The slow movement in D minor is perhaps the most elegiac piece in the opus.

(Below: Annamaria D’Andrea)

The concert will take place on February 28, 2021, at 15h00 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 KE Masinga Road.

Tickets R120 (R100 Friends of Music members). Audience numbers are limited to 50, so pre-booking is essential.

Contact or phone Keith on 071 505 1021.

All Covid protocols will be observed.