(interpretation of The Macquarie Trio : colour as sound)
Enlarged view showing frame | painting inspired by The Macquarie Trio's
performance of Tchaikovsky Trio in A minor, Opus 50.
Painting by Wayne Roberts,101cm x 42.5 cm | acrylic on Montval paper, private collection
The Macquarie Trio is amongst the best you will hear in music. Here the fugue-like quality of the colours harmonise and clash in a chromatic interplay of forces. The instrumental ebb and flow is liquid yet each instrument retains its identity whilst simultaneously enjoining a higher triadic principle and unity.
Their mastery is not merely of technique. It is as if this trio is an instrument itself. That complex unity cannot be experienced except during the concerts, in the midst of the performance. Here is 'seen' a trio, and yet these three are transposed into one 'instrument'. This trio is without doubt one of the very best this country has known or is likely to know.
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painting inspired by The Macquarie Trio's performance of Tchaikovsky Trio in A minor, Opus 50. | other recent large-scale music-inpired work