Jenny Faulkner reviews the Amersham Concert Club's most recent recital...

Amersham Concert Club ended a very successful and enjoyable season on March 12 with a lovely recital by the Rose Trio.

The Thorne sisters with Suzie on oboe, Becky on the clarinet and Tammy on the bassoon, treated the audience to a delightful and wide-ranging programme of music for wind trio.

The evening began with Mozart’s Divertimento No.1 in which it was hard, at times, to accept that just three instruments were playing considering the range of tone they produced.

Alexandre Tansman’s Suite for Wind Trio was far less familiar to the audience but was beautifully played bringing out all the rhythms which Tansman, a friend of Stravinsky, made such use of.

The Trio played two pieces by Beethoven, one a set of variations on a tune from Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ and the other part of his Grand Trio, explaining that Beethoven is thought to have composed these pieces whilst familiarising himself with the potential of wind instruments for his symphonies.

The programme concluded with a lively performance of Gershwin’s Walking the Dog originally intended for the same named sequence in the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film Shall We Dance?

The Amersham Concert Club’s next recital will be on Saturday, October 8 when the string quintet Divertimenti will get the Club’s 50th Anniversary season off to a spectacular start at a gala concert with Schubert’s great String Quintet in C major, accompanied by cake and sparkling wine.