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This evening: Backstage with the Linos Piano Trio, as part of Birdfoot Festival

Register for this Zoom event to hear the Linos Piano Trio perform Lili Boulanger’s Deux Pièces en trio (1918), and discuss the composer’s musical universe, as part of this year’s Birdfoot Festival.

The 2021 Birdfoot Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with a virtual festival dedicated to the backstages of the world, and the creative processes that they incubate.

Registration for this evening’s event entitled ‘Time: Lili Boulanger’ is free, but donations are gratefully received. The Linos Piano Trio will perform D’un matin de printemps (Of a spring morning) and D’un soir triste (Of a sad evening) and look forward to “seeing” you via Zoom. You can register for the event here.

Lili Boulanger was only twenty-four years old when she wrote D’un matin de printemps and D’un soir triste, two trios evoking the contrasting energies of two times of day, morning and evening.

Simultaneously, she was experiencing her own dawn and dusk: as the first woman to win the prestigious Prix de Rome, she was emerging as a formidable musical voice; she was also suffering from a chronic intestinal illness which took her life later in the same year. Tragic as her early death was, her music remains powerfully alive. These two trios are fresh with new energy, while possessing a sense of perspective usually associated with “late” works. Her music stands alongside masterpieces by Debussy and Fauré in ambition, evocativeness, and originality.

Both D’un matin de printemps and D’un soir triste are built around the same few notes, but like a painter capturing the same scene in different lights, Boulanger uses colourful harmonies to capture two gripping, but entirely different emotional moments.

Birdfoot’s Artistic Director Jenna Sherry and the Linos Piano Trio greatly look forward to your joining them to discover the music and musical universe of composer Lili Boulanger.

Linos Piano Trio | Birdfoot Festival: | Sun 25 April | 8:30pm (BST)

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