The ICS4 concert with the Ariel Trio on 24th Feb. had the following programme:
Max Bruch – Eight Pieces for Violin, Viola, and Piano, Op. 83
Gregers Brinch “Joy and Woe”, Op.102, No.2
Handel – Halvorsen – Passacaglia
Interval (15 minutes)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Duo for Violin and Viola, No.2, K.424
Johannes Brahms Trio in E-flat Major for Viola (Horn), Violin, and Piano, Op. 40
This arrived before midnight the same day:
Dear Mr Brinch,
I live in London, so I am privileged to attend wonderful concerts and plays every week.
There are a few performances one remembers for the rest of one’s life because they touch the soul.
Tonight’s concert at the Steiner Theatre was one of those wonderful experiences for me.
I loved (your piece) “Joy and Woe”. It was amazing that as a new work it took its place happily amongst the pantheon of great composers we heard this evening. I was lifted up and moved deeply in turn.
The playing by Michael Hampton, Rivka Golani, and Tadasuke Iijima was sublime. They created a superb programme and gave of themselves heart and soul.
Thank you from my own heart.
The International Concert Series at Steiner Hall is now over half through the season and the last two concerts included my String Quartet no.1 Opus 56 performed by the Ligeti Quartet as well as the Trio for Piano, Violin and Viola “Joy and Woe” performed by the Ariel Trio
with Rivka Golani – Viola, Tadasuke Lijima – Violin, Michael Hampton – Piano
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So a long time has passed since I updated this website. I have had the gbrinch.com domain since 2004 or so but I have now decided to stick with this site.
In the first instance I am proud to say that the International Concert Series at Steiner Hall in London (ICS for short) is now in its fourth series and I am thrilled with the standard of the performances. This season my partner Louis Demetrius Alvanis and I have organised 12 events.
In addition I recently had the good fortune to hear Danaë Killian perform my 2004 piano works “Two Minds opus 73” in full in a programme with Bach Goldberg Variations and Schoenberg’s Six small pieces.
On 17th Feb the Ligeti Quartet gave the first live performance of my String Quartet No.1 opus 56.
I also very much look forward to the Ariel Trio performing my “Joy and Woe” trio for Violin, Viola and Piano on Saturday 24th Feb. –
Here some new info on the danish Poet Halfdan Rasmussen seems his poem got into the hands of Roger Waters
check the following out. http://pinkfloydhyperbase.dk/solo/eachsmallcandle.htm
Have almost finished ‘Forventning’ – working on a large work to all of the Articles of Human Rights by Rainer Schnurre.
For the Essay on “the Prime and the Octave” please go to ‘Essays and Articles’