The City Pierrot Ensemble perform Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht, in the more rarely heard arrangement for piano trio, alongside Ravel's beautiful work for violin, cello and piano.
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Arnold Schoenberg (arr. Eduard Steuermann), Verklärte Nacht Op.4 (1899)
Maurice Ravel, Piano Trio (1914)
Pantoum (Assez vif)
Passacaille (Très large)
Madeleine Mitchell, violin
Joseph Spooner, cello
Ian Pace, piano
The City Pierrot Ensemble is built around an outstanding core of musicians working at the Department of Music at City, including some who played in the earlier ensembles, The Pierrot Players and The Fires of London.
The ensemble gave its debut performance in 2017 with Schoenberg's epochal expressionist song cycle Pierrot Lunaire (with guest soloists Alwynne Pritchard and Adam de la Cour), alongside the rarely heard theatre piece by Michael Finnissy, Mr Punch, and Roger Redgate's Pierrot on the Stage of Desire.
They are resident at the Department, where their subsequent performances have included explorations of the late chamber music of Debussy, Berg, Webern and Zemlinsky, overlooked works by French composers Jolivet, Schmitt and Milhaud, Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time and Peter Maxwell Davies' Eight Songs for a Mad King.