Rob Keeley: Chamber Music


Featuring the chamber music by Rob Keeley, performed by Rowland Sutherland and the Fidelio Trio.

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About this release

This CD offers a fascinating selection of Rob Keeley’s chamber works: polished, beautifully crafted music, which conveys a welcome sense of optimism. The performances are exemplary, as might be expected from flautist Rowland Sutherland and the members of the Fidelio Trio.

Commissioned Programme Note

Trio for flute, cello and piano

Originally written in 2002, this four-movement work, like all the pieces on this disc, was substantially revised for this recording. It has a somewhat light, Gallic character, as perhaps befits the medium: the opening Allegretto is a sonata movement in fast triple time, including an exposition repeat (I have started to appreciate the psychological value to performers as well as to listeners, of literal repeats!) There follows a lyrical and expansive slow movement, a serenade-like waltz, and a fast, mercurial finale. Read more

About the artists

Rowland Sutherland

Convivium Records Artist

Flautist Rowland Sutherland enjoys an international career in many different fields of music. He regularly performs in new music and classical ensembles, jazz groups, symphony orchestras, various non-Western groups, pop outfits and as a soloist. Many of Rowland’s solo contemporary flute performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, London. He has composed and arranged music for groups, ensembles and for the BBC.

Composition commissions include those written for the percussion quartet “Ensemble Bash” and the contemporary music group “New Music Players”. In 2003 The New Music Players released a special recording of commissions by British composers called Crying Bird, Echoing Star on the London Independent Records label which includes Rowland’s composition Timeless Odyssey. Read more

Fidelio Trio

The …virtuosic Fidelio Trio… (Sunday Times) are Darragh Morgan, violin, Adi Tal, cello and Mary Dullea, piano.  Shortlisted for the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, the Fidelio Trio are enthusiastic champions of the piano trio genre, performing the widest possible range of repertoire on concert stages across the world; they are broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3, RTÉ Lyric FM, WNYC, NPR and featured on Sky Arts documentaries; they have an impressive list of commissions and first performances from the leading and newest composers and have a large discography of highly acclaimed recordings. Read more

CD Booklet
  • Trio for Flute, Cello & Piano I. Allegretto Vivace - Rob Keeley
  • Trio for Flute, Cello & Piano II. Andante - Rob Keeley
  • Trio for Flute, Cello & Piano III. Alla Valse - Rob Keeley
  • Trio for Flute, Cello & Piano IV. Presto - Rob Keeley
  • Sonata for violin and piano I. Allegro Moderato ma con moto - Rob Keeley
  • Sonata for violin and piano II. Melodia: Allegretto - Rob Keeley
  • Sonata for violin and piano III. Andante Tranquillamente – Allegro molto - Rob Keeley
  • Piano Trio I. Allegro Moderato - Rob Keeley
  • Piano Trio II. Allegretto - Rob Keeley
  • Piano Trio III. Adagio – Al legret to grazioso - Rob Keeley
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Catalogue number: CR008

Flute Rowland Sutherland
Trio Fidelio Trio
Violin Darragh Morgan
Cello Robin Michael
Piano Mary Dullea

Photography Various
Producer Nicola Moro, Rob Keeley
Creative Director John Bevan
Executive Producer Adrian Green

Recorded 28, 29, 31 August, 2012, 28 August, 2013
Venue Coombehurst Studio, Kingston University, London
Total Duration 46 mins


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