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Edinburgh International Festival presents

EIF: Trio Zimmermann

13 August 2012 at 11:00am

Schubert: String Trio in B flat D471
Schoenberg: String Trio
Mozart: Divertimento in E flat

Praised for its ravishing sound and commanding performances, Trio Zimmermann was formed in 2007 by violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, violist Antoine Tamestit and cellist Christian Poltéra, each an internationally acclaimed soloist in his own right. The ensemble thrilled Festival audiences in 2010 with an all-Beethoven programme. Despite its title, Mozart’s Divertimento in E flat is not light music at all – it is one of the towering achievements of chamber music. It is also one of Mozart’s noblest works, each instrument playing an equal role in conveying its warm-hearted intimacy. Schoenberg’s String Trio is a remarkably intense and virtuosic piece, and Schubert’s single-movement Trio in B flat opens the concert on a generous, easy-going note.

‘Individually... (they) are fabulous musicians – but combined they are explosive’ (The Scotsman)

This performance will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.


Supported by Edinburgh International Festival Benefactors

Photo © Mats Backer

Duration: 1 hours 45 minutes approximately

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EIF: Trio Zimmermann
Event EIF: Trio Zimmermann
Date 13 August 2012 at 11:00am
Tickets £8-£29
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