Fenella Humphreys last played in the series with the Lawson Piano Trio in May 2012. She mixes chamber music with a solo career in fairly equal measure.
The word Divertimento usually implies something light‐hearted, even frivolous, but this late Mozart work is perhaps the most sublime of all his chamber music. Leading up to this we have an intriguing mixture of lesser known trios by famous composers, and two duo rarities. Adrian Sutton is better known for a string of commissions for the National Theatre, including War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night‐time, and, most recently, Angels in America.
SCHUBERT String Trio in B‐flat, D. 471
ADRIAN SUTTON Spring Masque for violin and viola
SIBELIUS String Trio in G minor
MARTINŮ Duo No. 1 for Violin & Cello, H. 157
MOZART Divertimento in E‐flat, K. 563
Fenella Humphreys violin, Rosalind Ventris viola, Cara Berridge cello
Image credit (Fenella Humphreys): Alejandro Tamagno