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sisters, the Fujita Piano Trio, gave their audience a delightful concert
to start Newport Music Club's new season at the Cosy Hall last Saturday.
Having played together since childhood their unity and sensitivity as
a trio was a joy to behold and as if that didn't give sufficient pleasure
to their listeners, they performed their most demanding programme completely
from memory so that we too were drawn into the magic of their music.
All their pieces were mature works written at the height of their composers'
powers and so requiring breadth of character and outstanding technique.
It would be almost impertinent to single out one of the sisters for
her musical contribution but, as many in the audience remarked, we were
amazed at the dexterity of the diminutive figure of Megumi Fujita who
extracted not only a wealth of expression but the enormous range of
tone required from Beethoven's chords.
Perhaps the most interesting work was after the interval when the Trio
played Dvorak's Opus 90. The changes of mood were quite sudden and extraordinary,
displaying the exuberance of Dvorak's music with the same spirit of
that of his most famous work, the New World Symphony, written when he
went to America a year later.
Needless to say it required and received a unison of skills among the
Fujita sisters who ended their performances with a charming little minature
by Frank Bridge.
were very few seats left in the Lights auditorium for this opening concert
of Andover Music Club's sixty-first season. The players, three sisters
each with their own international reputation, were Arisa, Honoka and
Megumi Fujita, and their performance was such that sitting in the audience
I might be forgiven for believing in telepathy: for their control of
pace and volume was as one. Their programme choice tested their telepathy
to the limit, especially the 'Phantasie' by Frank Bridge and the 'Dumky'
Trio by Dvorak, and these pieces that are by nature very fragmented
were nevertheless held together by their shared understanding of the
music and of their part in its flow. The Beethoven 'Archduke' and Shostakovich
Trio were also exquisitely played. For sheer playing power it was a