An unusual musical trio

An unusual musical trio

The audience did not spare applause at the opening concert of the music summer obermain. 20 people had come to the evangelische johanneskirche in michelau for the event. Regardless of this, the trio saphiro's enthusiasm for the game was particularly inspiring.
It was easy to see how anna gann (soprano), christine leipold (oboe) and bettina linck (harp) could enjoy the music themselves during their performance. "Of tender love and anxious longing" the carefully put together and well-rounded program.
The trio performs in the rare formation of oboe, harp and soprano. Since there is little original literature for this instrumental combination, the repertoire also includes works that were originally written for other instrumental combinations. With their own version of "where'er you walk" from georg friedrich handels oratorio semele the trio opened the almost two hour concert about love, longing, music and consolation. The mozart aria "ruhe sanft, mein holdes leben" proved to be a gem, which was specially adapted for the trio saphiro in 2009. The composition "pres d'un berceau" proved to be a lullaby french harpist and composer henriette renie. Among the few original works for soprano, oboe and harp was the piece "tears, idle tears" by the american contemporary composer david morton.
With their well-balanced program, the three musicians achieved a balance between the instruments and the vocal part. Anna gann has a warm, luminous soprano, which was well presented in the johanneskirche. Sometimes she closed her eyes, as if to listen to her own voice or the playing of her two instrumentalists.
As an encore there was a song of an italian composer. The song is about a shepherd boy to whom his beloved makes it clear that if he thought she would love him alone, he had switched. A cheerful conclusion to a concert that certainly deserved more visitors. Those who heard it were visibly enthusiastic about it. 

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