51. Crespo Series

Time and date

Wednesday 28 June 2023

4:00 pm

5:10 pm


Bantry House

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This is Trio Gaspard’s first appearance at the Festival although their cellist, Vashti Hunter, took part in our virtual Festival in ’21. The Trio has taken on the substantial and bewildering task of recording all of Haydn’s keyboard trios, bewildering as it is far from clear to the layman how many authentic trios there are. Although the experts are all agreed on the glorious quality of Haydn’s trios they remain amongst his least-known masterpieces. As part of the recording venture, the Trio commissioned a trio from the British composer Sally Beamish as a contemporary reflection of the Haydn. This performance will be its World Premiere. Smetana wrote his moving and beautiful Piano Trio in memory of his two young daughters, who both died in childhood.

Admission: €37/27/21/11

Catch a teaser from the Haydn F minor trio

There has been a change in the repertoire programmed for this event. The details are correct as they appear on this online event page, not on the brochure. Apologies for any confusion.

All works performed by Trio Gaspard

Composer Work
Haydn Piano Trio No.40 in F sharp minor, Hob. XV:26
Sally Beamish Trance for Piano Trio - WORLD PREMIERE
Haydn Piano Trio in E flat Major, Hob XV:36
Smetana Piano Trio in G minor Op.15