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Format: 2020-01-28
Format: 2020-01-28
  • 29 January 2020 - 7:30pm
    Orchestre National de Lille
    Alexandre Bloch, Eric Lu, Orchestre National de Lille
    Cadogan Hall London SW1X 9DQ
    United Kingdom

    The Orchestre National de Lille promises to shine in this programme packed with luscious French textures and evocative melodies from the very best of the French composers: Ravel and Debussy. Completing the programme with its poise and grace is Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4, performed by 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition Winner Eric Lu, whose recent release of this concerto garnered great critical acclaim.

    Part of the Zurich International Orchestral Series 2019/20.

    La mer
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 4 in G
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    La valse
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    Suite from Ma mère l’oye, 'Mother Goose'
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • 28 January 2020 - 7:30pm
    The Gonzaga Band - Venice 1629
    Faye Newton, Helen Roberts, Jamie Savan, Oliver Webber, Steven Devine, The Gonzaga Band, Theresa Caudle
    Collegiate Church of St Mary Warwick CV34 4RA
    United Kingdom

    1629 was a remarkable year for new music in Venice. Schütz came to the city to learn of latest Italian style of composition from Monteverdi and his contemporaries, while Castello, Grandi and Marini contributed to this pivotal moment in the development of the early baroque style. Acclaimed period ensemble The Gonzaga Band, directed by Jamie Savan, explores this extraordinary year in the life of these composers and many more in this most musical of cities.

    “Top of the range in every respect.” – Early Music Review

    Sonata decima settima, in ecco from Sonate concertate in stil moderno
    Dario Castello (1590-1644)
    Paratum cor meum, Deus from Symphoniae sacrae
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Sonata per l'organo, violino, o cornetto
    Biagio Marini (c1594-c1663)
    Regina coeli
    Alessandro Grandi (c1575-1630)
    Corrente detta la Granda from Il secondo libro delle correnti alla francese, for keyboard
    Martino Pesenti (c1600-c1648)
    Plaudite, cantate
    Orazio Tarditi (1602-1677)
    Congratulamini mihi
    Giovanni Carrone (fl 1629)
    Maria Virgo
    Ignazio Donati (c1570-1638)
    Canzon prima, per quattro violini, ò cornetti
    Biagio Marini (c1594-c1663)
    Exulta, filia Sion
    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
    Capriccio, che due violini, sonano quattro parti
    Biagio Marini (c1594-c1663)
    Corrente detta la Priula from Il secondo libro delle correnti alla francese, for keyboard
    Martino Pesenti (c1600-c1648)
    Salva me, salutaris Hostia
    Alessandro Grandi (c1575-1630)
    Lilia convallium
    Benedetto Re (fl 1607-1629)
    Exultavit Cor Meum
    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Amo Christum
    Alessandro Grandi (c1575-1630)
  • 31 January 2020 - 6:30pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 4 - Sonata No 2 | Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 evenings in the 2019-20 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from October 2019 to July 2020.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    Nocturne No 1 in B flat minor from 3 Nocturnes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Sonata for Piano No 2 in B flat minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Étude No 1 in F minor from 3 Nouvelles Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 21 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 18 in E
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Scherzo No 1 in B minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 31 January 2020 - 9:00pm
    Chopin and Champagne - Concert 4 - Sonata No 2 | Warren Mailley-Smith (piano)
    Warren Mailley-Smith
    1901 Arts Club London SE1 8UE
    United Kingdom

    CityMusic Promotions presents 'Chopin and Champagne by Candlelight', a new concert series in central London on 10 evenings in the 2019-20 season (pre-dinner and post-dinner performances on the same evening of the same programme) given by British concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith.

    ***Due to the intimate size of the venue, tickets for this unique series are extremely limited. Book now to avoid disappointment ***

    The brilliant piano music of the great Frédéric Chopin has never been out of fashion since it first burst onto the international scene in the early 19th century. This music wasn’t intended for the great concert halls of today, but for the intimate setting of Parisian and London Salons of the aristocracy. This was the setting where Chopin felt most at ease and improvised many of his works for the first time.

    Audiences can now experience his music across 10 x 1 hour programmes (from memory) in the beautifully authentic salon-setting of London’s 1901 Arts Club - with the accompaniment of a pre-performance champagne reception at this intimate and exclusive venue. The series includes 10 separate programmes, one per month from October 2019 to July 2020.

    In 2016 Warren Mailley-Smith became the first British concert pianist to perform the complete solo piano works (233 works) of Frédéric Chopin, from memory in one series, hailed as “an epic achievement” by the British press. He is currently recording the complete works between 2017 and 2020. Warren has performed on many occasions for the British Royal Family and his recordings are featured regularly on Classic FM and BBC Radio.

    Nocturne No 1 in B flat minor from 3 Nocturnes
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Sonata for Piano No 2 in B flat minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Étude No 1 in F minor from 3 Nouvelles Études
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Mazurka No 21 in C sharp minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Nocturne No 18 in E
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
    Scherzo No 1 in B minor
    Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 2 February 2020 - 3:00pm
    Barbican String Quartet - Concert No 3 of 3
    Barbican String Quartet
    Martineau Hall, Dorking Halls Dorking RH4 1SG
    United Kingdom

    The Barbican Quartet is the winner of the St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition 2018

    The Barbican Quartet conclude their series of three concerts, beginning with another Haydn quartet, this time from the end of his life – in fact his last completed quartet. They follow it with a string quartet by Bartók. He wrote six quartets, expanding the range of sounds and playing techniques, and his quartets rank as some of the most important of the last century. They finish with music by Schumann, a quartet from the year in which he turned to chamber music and produced several of his finest works.

    String Quartet No 67 in F
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    String Quartet No 5
    Bela Bartók (1881-1945)
    String Quartet No 1 in A minor
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • 2 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    Brahms's Fourth Symphony | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Harish Shankar, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sonoko Miriam Welde
    Rose Theatre Kingston Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL
    United Kingdom

    The concert opens with the thrilling Overture to Beethoven’s Egmont. The music was written for Goethe’s play about Count Egmont, who tried and failed to overthrow the Duke of Alba, resulting in his execution. Listen out for the final, fateful movement of the sword, which is audibly played out by the violins.

    Esteemed soloist Miriam Sonoko Welde takes to the stage for Bruch’s lyrical First Violin Concerto. Welde is famed for her depth of understanding of the piece, which won her the Virtuos Norwegian Broadcasting Competition in 2014.

    In the second half of the evening, you are invited to lose yourself in the rich romanticism of Brahms’s Symphony No 4, which showcases the sensuality and depth of sound that the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are known for.

    Overture from Egmont
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in G minor
    Max Bruch (1838-1920)
    Hungarian Dance No 6 from 21 Hungarian Dances, for piano 4 hands
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    Symphony No 4 in E minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 6 February 2020 - 7:15pm
    Music in the Round Spring Series - Esemble 360 and James Gilchrist (tenor)
    Ensemble 360, James Gilchrist
    Crucible Studio Theatre Sheffield S1 1DA
    United Kingdom

    In celebration of Ensemble 360’s new CD featuring works by Howard Skempton, this concert includes two pieces revised in 2018 especially for chamber ensemble. These are presented together with Beethoven’s To the distant beloved, often regarded as the first ever song-cycle, and Vaughan Williams’s beautifully elegiac On Wenlock Edge. The composer’s settings of AE Houseman’s Shropshire Lad poems are sung by James Gilchrist, praised by The Times as an interpreter of English song who is “in a class by himself”.

    “[Skempton’s music is] austerely beautiful, sparse, decidedly enigmatic.” The Guardian

    This concert is generously supported by Maurice and Sheila Millward

    The Moon is Flashing
    Howard Skempton (1947-)
    An die ferne Geliebte
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto for piano and orchestra
    Howard Skempton (1947-)
    On Wenlock Edge
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
  • 6 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    Mozart and Moonlight Sonata by candlelight | Belmont Ensemble of London
    Belmont Ensemble of London, Costas Fotopoulos, Peter G Dyson
    St Martin-in-the-Fields London WC2N 4JJ
    United Kingdom
    Serenade No 13 in G, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Air on the G string from Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Canon from Canon and Gigue in D
    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Overture from Le nozze di Figaro, 'The Marriage of Figaro'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Divertimento for strings No 2 in B flat, 'Salzburg Symphony' No 2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 12 in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, ‘Quasi una fantasia' (Moonlight)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • 31 January 2020 - 1:00pm
    Federico Colli (piano): BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
    Federico Colli
    Jerwood Hall, LSO St.Luke's London EC1
    United Kingdom

    Sophisticated textures, complex shapes and irresistible melodic lines. Discover the idiosyncracies of Bach's chamber music.

    With compositions that range from witty and joyful to meditative and metaphysical, Bach distilled the depths of philosophy and emotion into his works throughout his life, frequently transforming these themes into highly personal works. In this series, listen up-close and explore the magnetic charm of Bach’s music in all its elaborate detail.

    Italian Concerto in F
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Partita No 4 in D major
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor, for solo violin
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 1 February 2020 - 7:30pm
    Beethoven Celebration | Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra
    Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra, Johann Stuckenbruck, Stavros Dritsas
    St Peter's Church, Notting Hill London W11 2PN
    United Kingdom

    Come and celebrate 250 years since the birth of Beethoven with this concert featuring two fabulous and well-loved pieces by the composer. The orchestra welcomes back conductor Johann Stuckenbruck and also features pianist Stavros Dritsas.

    Divertimento in B flat
    Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1 in C
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 5 in C minor
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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