Trio Dali reviewed in Hobart Mercury
Individual touch to a vibrant concert
Elizabeth Ruthven, Hobart Mercury
17 May 2012
Trio Dali members harnessed their individual virtuosities to produce a totally absorbing concert to open their national tour for Musica Viva.
Composer Gordon Kerry was present to hear them play his Piano Trio No. 2, its title Im Winde, taken from Holderlin’s poem The Middle of Life. Violin and piano evoked the brittleness and chill of winter, softened briefly with warm phrasing on the cello. Savory’s expressive face added another dimension to this interpretation.
Ravel perfected Piano Trio in A minor before his World War I service in case it was needed for posthumous release. Trio Dali put their stamp on the piece with an expressive reading that emphasised its vibrancy and sensibility.
Trio Dali’s faithful attention to the many themes of Schubert’s Piano Trio No 2 in E flat major D 929 (Op. 100) ensured afresh, exciting performance.
The concert concluded with a lively encore from Schumann’s Piano Trio no 3.