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Crisp capriciousness

The Strad, Edward Bhesania

Edward Bhesania spends the afternoon of New Year’s Eve 2023 at London’s Wigmore Hall for some Haydn and Tchaikovsky.

Playing Haydn, said pianist Tim Horton after the Leonore Piano Trio had opened this Sunday Morning Concert with the composer’s Piano Trio in A major, Hob.XV/18, ‘is the best thing in the world’.

Horton brought magically rippling arpeggios … as well as crisp capriciousness to the ensuing mazurka variation.

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