Emmanuel Pahud / Amihai Grosz / Anneleen Lenaerts

Ibert / Smetana / Debussy / Britten / Ravel

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Emmanuel Pahud
Emmanuel Pahud © Josef Fischnaller
Laeiszhalle © Maxim Schulz
Amihai Grosz
Amihai Grosz © Marco Borggreve
Anneleen Lenaerts
Anneleen Lenaerts © Marco Borggreve

Unusual trio

Stars of the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras join forces: flautist Emmanuel Pahud and viola player Amihai Grosz (both from Berlin) perform a programme of sensuous-sounding chamber music together with the harpist Anneleen Lenaerts (Vienna). In addition to original works for this unusual and elegant trio line-up, the musicians also present themselves individually in solo pieces.

The combination of harp and flute has always beeen popular in France. Impressionists like Debussy and their modern successor Jacques Ibert were fond of the soft, rippling sound. The viola in turn offers the perfect foil with its variable register. Thus these three instruments with such different playing techniques combine to produce one new and refined shading after another. It was in this spirit that the harpist Carlos Salzedo arranged Ravel’s famous Piano Sonatina for the trio, prompting the French composer to wonder »Why didn’t I think of that myself?«. And on the other side of the Channel, this combination of instruments found an enthusiastic fan in the English Late Romantic Arnold Bax.

Additional variety is contributed by original solo works: Lenaerts plays his own harp arrangement of Smetana’s famous »Moldau«. Pahud explores the tonal boundaries of the flute in a virtuoso piece dedicated to him by his Swiss contemporary Jarrell, and Grosz immerses himself in the world of the young Britten with his Elegy for solo viola, written when he was 17.


Emmanuel Pahud flute

Amihai Grosz viola

Anneleen Lenaerts harp


Jacques Ibert
Deux Interludes

Bedřich Smetana
Die Moldau /

Claude Debussy
Sonate für Flöte, Viola und Harfe

– Interval –

Michael Jarrell
Le point est la source de tout ... (Epitome II) für Flöte solo

Arnold Bax
Elegiac Trio für Flöte, Viola und Harfe

Benjamin Britten
Elegy für Viola solo

Maurice Ravel / Carlos Salzedo
Sonatine fis-Moll für Flöte, Viola und Harfe


Jacques Ibert
Allegro vivo / aus: Deux Interludes für Flöte, Viola und Harfe

Pre-Concert Talk (in German)
19:00 / Laeiszhalle, Kleiner Saal


Chamber Music at the Laeiszhalle

Promoter: HamburgMusik

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