ED2018 4/5 Reviews ED2018 Music Reviews

The Roseberry Trio (Kirsty Howe, Alasdair Hill, Janice Gibson)

By | Published on Sunday 12 August 2018

A well considered programme and beautiful playing by these musicians from the Kingdom of Fife made this a very relaxing afternoon of chamber music, including the world premier of ‘On Wancombe Hill’ – written for The Roseberry Trio by Edinburgh composer Nigel Don. The repertoire was wonderfully apt for the venue, including old friends Mozart and Poulenc in addition to less familiar works. Alongside oboe and piano, it showed the french horn at its most biddable rather than brassy; although it did loom briefly out of the pastoral idyll of ‘On Wancombe Hill’ to vividly portray The Cerne Abbas Giant. I was charmed by the modesty and good humour of this accomplished trio, and impressed by their formidable musicianship.

St Andrew’s and St George’s West, 10 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]