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Format: 2014-11-24
Format: 2014-11-24
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    The Carducci Quartet: Poetry and Prayers
    Emma Denton, Eoin Schmidt-Martin, Matthew Denton, Michelle Fleming, The Carducci String Quartet
    Influence Church Richmond DL10 4AS
    United Kingdom

    The Anglo-Irish Carducci Quartet always attracts a large audience when it comes to Richmond - and this is its fifth visit - not least because of the astonishing rapport between the performers. Tonight’s programme ranges from Mozart, by way of a magisterial late Beethoven quartet, to Philip Glass’s 'Mishima'.

    String Quartet No 15 in A minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 15 in D minor
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    String Quartet No 3 (Mishima)
    Philip Glass (1937-)
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    Blackburn Symphony Orchestra
    Blackburn Symphony Orchestra, Helena Rose, Richard Howarth
    Accrington Town Hall Accrington BB5 1LA
    United Kingdom
    Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
    Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in G minor
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Symphony No 1 in E minor
    Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
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    Mon, 2014-11-24 19:30
    The Hallé
    Cristian Macelaru, Francesco Piemontesi, The Hallé
    Royal Concert Hall Nottingham NG1 5ND
    United Kingdom

    Opening this concert with a bang is Dvorák's Carnival Overture, a feisty prelude to Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto, played here by the Swiss-Italian pianist Francesco Piemontesi. The influence of Mozart is clearly felt in this early masterpiece, which Beethoven conceived as a teenager living in Bonn, but the composer's free spirit also asserts itself in its Romantic slow movement and boisterous finale. Béla Bartók was a frail man by the time he came to write his Concerto for Orchestra in 1943 but his last orchestral work couldn't be more full of life, its virtuosity and flashing colours making it one of the great orchestral showpieces of the twentieth century.

    Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Tim Jones introduces the programme.

    Carnival - concert overture
    Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in B flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for Orchestra
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
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    Thu, 2014-11-27 19:30
    Sax in the City | Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Timothy McAllister, Vasily Petrenko
    Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Liverpool L1 9BP
    United Kingdom

    2014 would have been the 200th birthday of Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone, and all the pieces on tonight’s programme feature the instrument in different ways. Imagine a giant orchestra playing an epic symphony: roof-raising climaxes, ecstatic love-scenes and tune after hummable tune. Now imagine bathing a baby to all that. It’s just an ordinary night in with Richard Strauss and family, as portrayed in his intimate Symphonia Domestica – the grand finale of our Strauss Edition.

    US saxophone star Timothy McAllister makes his Liverpool debut in the concerto that John Adams wrote for him in 2013, and Petrenko and the Orchestra put on their dancing shoes to join George Gershwin on a tuneful taxi-ride through jazz-age Paris.

    An American in Paris
    George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Saxophone Concerto
    John Adams (1947-)
    Symphonia domestica
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
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    Wed, 2014-11-26 19:15
    Music in the Round's 2014 Autumn Series | Ensemble 360
    Ensemble 360
    Crucible Studio Theatre Sheffield S1 1DA
    United Kingdom

    César Franck’s Piano Quintet is a work of extraordinary passion that is almost entirely out of character with the restrained beauty of the composer’s other work. So brazen was the expressivity that the dedicatee and pianist at the first performance, Camille Saint-Saëns, stormed of the stage at the end of the concert in disgust. The inspiration for the piece is believed to have been Augusta Holmès, a young singer and composer with whom, it is said, the majority of male students and teachers at the Paris Conservatoire were infatuated.

    In contrast, elegance prevails in a first half of supreme grace and refinement – the calm before the storm.

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    Trio for 2 Flutes and Cello in G 'London'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Sonata for Oboe and Piano in D
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello No 4 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor
    César Franck (1822-1890)
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    Fri, 2014-11-28 12:45
    Music in the Round's 2014 Autumn Series | Ensemble 360
    Ensemble 360
    Crucible Studio Theatre Sheffield S1 1DA
    United Kingdom

    Violinist Benjamin Nabarro and pianist Tim Horton bring together emotionally charged sonatas by two of the heavyweights of the Romantic era. Schumann’s Sonata, written at a time when the composer described himself as being “very angry with certain people”, calls for ‘passionate expression’ from the very first notes and, even in the lighter moments of this eloquent piece, the intensity never wavers. Brahms’ Sonata – his third for violin and piano – has been described as a return to the vivid passions of the composer’s youth, and the dramatic twists and turns of mood ensure that the listener is swept along throughout this grandly conceived work.

    "To send light into the darkness of men's hearts – such is the duty of the artist." Schumann

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    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 1 in A minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    Music in the Round's 2014 Series | Emma Johnson (clarinet)/John Lenehan (piano)
    Emma Johnson, John Lenehan
    Crucible Studio Theatre Sheffield S1 1DA
    United Kingdom

    Heralded as “England’s best-loved clarinet player” by BBC Music Magazine, Emma Johnson has been captivating audiences in the UK and abroad with her spontaneous and virtuosic performances ever since she won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Award in 1984. Renowned for her persuasive interpretations and for her ability to draw rich and varied tones from her instrument, Emma has proved her mastery in performing the greatest works in the clarinet repertoire and presenting engaging concerts for young musicians.

    “One of our most celebrated musicians…infinitely graceful playing charged with Lenehan’s characteristic vitality and warmth.” Classic FM magazine

    In partnership with her long-time collaborator John Lenehan, Emma presents a sparkling programme that features at its heart two of the great landmark sonatas of the clarinet repertoire by Brahms and Saint-Saëns, framed by a series of dynamic and irresistible works.

    Post-concert Q&A with Emma Johnson, John Lenehan and Angus Smith.

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    7 Variations on a theme from 'Silvana'
    Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
    Nocturne No 11 in G minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No 1 in F minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    Dance Preludes, arranged for Clarinet and Piano
    Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994)
    Excerpts from West Side Story
    Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
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    Thu, 2014-12-04 19:30
    Music in the Round's 2014 Autumn Series | Tim Horton (piano)
    Tim Horton
    Crucible Studio Theatre Sheffield S1 1DA
    United Kingdom

    In the penultimate concert of his stunning Beethoven Piano Sonata Series, Tim starts with two elegant and intricate Sonatas – Op 79 and Op 28 – that pave the way for one of the most challenging solo works in the piano repertoire, the Hammerklavier.

    “When you are playing the slow movement from Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata, surely you must feel you are in a limitless world…” Ingmar Bergman, Autumn Sonata

    This extraordinarily demanding piece excites strong emotions from some of the world’s greatest pianists: Alfred Brendel said of its compositional design that it “goes beyond everything that has ever been dared and accomplished in the field of piano sonata composition” and Richard Goode declared that, of all Beethoven’s sonatas, “it is the most adventurous…and certainly the most vicious.” And in a supreme moment of understatement, Beethoven himself stated “it will give pianists something to do.”

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    Sonata for Piano No 25 in G major
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 15 in D, 'Pastoral'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Piano No 29 in B flat, 'Hammerklavier'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    Thu, 2014-12-04 19:40
    Lark Ascending | Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
    Andrew Manze, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
    Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Liverpool L1 9BP
    United Kingdom

    “He rises and begins to round, He drops the silver chain of sound…” There’s a reason why The Lark Ascending has so often been voted Britain’s favourite piece of classical music – and 100 years after it was written, on the eve of the Great War, it still speaks deeply to millions. It’s the tranquil heart of a concert in which Andrew Manze shares his famous interpretation of Vaughan Williams’s colourful London Symphony (complete with taxis, street-sellers and the chimes of Big Ben), and two delightful miniatures: the poignant Idylls by Vaughan Williams’s great friend George Butterworth, and Walton’s satirical Façade Suite.

    2 English Idylls
    George Butterworth (1885-1916)
    The Lark Ascending
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Symphony No 2, 'A London Symphony'
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
    Façade
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
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    Sat, 2014-11-29 19:30
    Handel, Vivaldi and Monteverdi |Torbay Singers
    Brenda Willoughby, String Ensemble, Tina Guthrie, Torbay Singers
    St Matthias Church Torquay TQ1 1HW
    United Kingdom

    Handel's Dixit Dominus brims with the youthful confidence of a composer determined to make his mark. Alongside Handel's exuberant masterpiece, the Torbay Singers present Vivaldi's little-known but charming Magnificat and two of Monteverdi's best-loved shorter works. Visit our website to reserve tickets online for collection and payment on the door.

    Dixit Dominus
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Magnificat in G minor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Beatus vir from Selva morale e spirituale
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Cantate Domino
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
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