Phantom Voices Jonathan Harvey Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco (tape) (1980)
Amplified string quartet and electronic music explores the ways psychoacoustic effects can be exploited to make the whole seem greater than the sum of its parts. Two works by Jonathan Harvey frame this programme: In Mortuos Plango, Vivos Vocowhere recordings of a bell and a human voice are electronically manipulated together, and in his last string quartet, creating new dimensions between the ensemble and audience. Pre-recorded sounds are also employed by Anna Meredith in her latest piece for string quartet, Tuggemo, named after an ancient Scottish word for a dense flock of birds or swarm of bees. The world premiere of Christian Mason’s Sardinian Songbook forms the centre piece of this concert, with the mysterious overtones and polyphonic singing of the cantu a tenòre.
(Tuesday) 7:30 pm
University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN
On behalf of the Britten-Pears Foundation, Lotte presents a recital of songs by Bridge and Britten with pianist Máire Carroll. They will be joined by Josh Hayward on the viola
On behalf of the Britten-Pears Foundation, Lotte presents a recital of songs by Bridge and Britten with pianist Máire Carroll. They will be joined by Josh Hayward on the viola for three of Bridge’s songs: a haunting set of three works composed in 1906-07.
This season the Britten-Pears Foundation pays tribute to Frank Bridge, Britten’s first and arguably most important composition teacher. Each recital will include a pre-performance talk looking at Bridge’s musical style and his influence on the young Britten.
(Friday) 7:00 pm
The Red House
Golf Lane, Aldeburgh IP15 5PZ
‘…all life is an unbroken alternation of hard reality with swiftly passing dreams and visions of happiness…’ – so wrote a world-weary Tchaikovsky as he described his heart-felt 4th Symphony
‘…all life is an unbroken alternation of hard reality with swiftly passing dreams and visions of happiness…’ – so wrote a world-weary Tchaikovsky as he described his heart-felt 4th Symphony in a letter to his patroness.
If Tchaikovsky’s Romantic symphonic poetry captures ‘hard reality’, then Shostakovich’s exuberant 2nd Piano Concerto and Prokofiev’s lyrical 1st Violin Concerto evoke the sweeter, more ephemeral moments of life in this all-Russian programme.
Michael Collins makes his debut conducting the English Chamber Orchestra, who are joined by two rising soloists: Mihai Ritivoiu and Michael Foyle.
Romanian pianist Ritivoiu won the Dinu Lipatti National Competition in Bucharest in 2010 and was awarded the Gold Medal in the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Intercollegiate Competition in 2016.
Foyle won the 2016 Netherlands Violin Competition and his acclaimed performance of Szymanowski’s 1st Violin Concerto with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra led to an immediate invitation to give his debut recital at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
Ritivoiu and Foyle are both City Music Foundation Artists.
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
Mihai Ritivoiu piano
Michael Foyle violin
Michael Collins conductor
English Chamber Orchestra
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm
Concerto for recorder, 2 violins & continuo in a, RV 108 Antonio VIVALDI (1678 – 1741) Sonata for violin & continuo in a, Op 1/5, B.e6 Giuseppe TARTINI, (1692 – 1770) Sonata for violin
Concerto for recorder, 2 violins & continuo in a, RV 108
Antonio VIVALDI (1678 – 1741)
Sonata for violin & continuo in a, Op 1/5, B.e6
Giuseppe TARTINI, (1692 – 1770)
Sonata for violin & continuo in g, Op 4/11
Evaristo Felice DALL’ABACO (1675 – 1742)
Sonata for recorder, 2 violins & continuo in g
Francesco MANCINI (1672 – 1737)
Sonata for cello & continuo in a
Antonio VANDINI (1690 – 1778)
Sonata for 2 violins & continuo in b
Giuseppe Antonio BRESCIANELLO (1690 – 1758)
Sonata for recorder, 2 violins & continuo in c
Alessandro SCARLATTI (1660 – 1725)
Tabea Debus – recorder
Adrian Chandler, Camilla Scarlett – violins
Vladimir Waltham – cello
Robert Howarth – harpsichord
(Friday) 7:30 pm
St Andrew's Church
Naunton, Cheltenham GL54 3AX
OAE Young Artists present 18th-century musical radicals TELEMANN Concerto à
TELEMANN Concerto à 4 TWV 43:a3 & Trio sonata in G minor TWV 42:g5
PEPUSCH Trio sonata in G major
HOTTETERRE Sonate en trio in D major No 2 Op 3
VIVALDI Concerto in G minor RV 105
Bethan White oboe
Tabea Debus recorder
Ellen Bundy violin
Catriona McDermid bassoon
Pawel Siwczak harpsichord
‘That really frightened me, for such playing has not been heard before and can never be equalled.’ So said Johann Friedrich von Uffenbach, an audience member at a live performance by Antonio Vivaldi. This concert, given by some of the most promising young talents in period instrument performance, invokes the brilliant innovation of Baroque music.
(Wednesday) 1:00 pm
Wiltshire Music Centre
Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1DZ
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