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2nd June 2009

'First Last Words' in China

Ian has made a short version of his 2nd piano trio, The Seven Last Words, for the Fidelio Trio to perform during their tour of China which begins on 5th June. First Last Words is the opening 10 minutes of the original trio, which works well as a stand-alone piece; its duration allows the Fidelio Trio to include the piece as part of its varied programme in China. The suggestion to make this new version came from the Fidelio's pianist, Mary Dullea, and Ian hopes the piece will go on to receive many more performances in this version.