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Format: 2015-03-01
Format: 2015-03-01
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    1 March 2015 - 11:30am
    Music in the Round's 2015 Spring Series | Ensemble 360 and David Wyn Jones
    David Wyn Jones, Ensemble 360
    Crucible Studio Theatre Sheffield S1 1DA
    United Kingdom

    Exploring Haydn: Festival Weekend

    On one of Haydn’s trips to London, publicists mischievously attempted to manufacture a rivalry between Haydn and Ignace Pleyel, composer, publisher and piano-maker. In fact, the two men – one-time master and pupil – admired and respected each other and Pleyel’s deliciously fresh and spirited Opus 2 string quartets were dedicated to Haydn.

    Haydn’s Symphony No 86 (one of three ‘Paris’ symphonies), in its string quartet version, is prefaced by a short talk by Professor David Wyn Jones that outlines the fascinating detective work he has undertaken over many years to uncover conclusive evidence that the arrangement was made by the great master himself.

    String Quartet in A
    Ignace Pleyel (1757-1831)
    Symphony No 86 in D (arranged for string quartet)
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
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    1 March 2015 - 3:00pm
    Music in the Round's 2015 Spring Series | Ensemble 360
    Ensemble 360
    Crucible Studio Theatre Sheffield S1 1DA
    United Kingdom

    Exploring Haydn: Festival Weekend

    In the concluding concert of the Haydn festival weekend, Ensemble 360 present the two remaining quartets of the Opus 76 collection together with two other captivating pieces, both of which were written for the pianist Therese Jansen, whom Haydn had met on both his visits to London. Jansen did not pursue a career as a solo performer – an undertaking that would have been fraught with challenges for a woman in the 1790s – but she was recognised as one of Clementi’s best pupils and a renowned teacher in her own right.

    “Wanted by nobleman: a servant who plays the violin well and is able to accompany difficult piano sonatas". Viennese newspaper advert, 1789

    Keyboard Trio No 43 in C major
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    String Quartet No 2 in D minor, 'Fifths'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    Sonata for Keyboard No 59 in E flat
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    String Quartet No 65 in E flat, 'Fantasia'
    (Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
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    3 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Music in the Round's 2015 Spring Series | Elias String Quartet
    The Elias String Quartet
    The Upper Chapel Sheffield S1 2LG
    United Kingdom

    The Elias String Quartet presents the final instalment of their compelling and dramatic presentation of the complete Beethoven string quartets. At the heart of each concert lies one of the masterly Razumovsky quartets, works which, as one writer said, “catapulted the quartet genre into the new revolutionary domain…with the Third Symphony, the Appassionata Sonata and the opera Leonore.” Musicians of the day reacted angrily to the quartets, complaining that they “were not music” and that the scores were a waste of money. Beethoven responded with the words: “They are not for you; they are for a later age.”

    “A final thought. Regardless of whether Beethoven intended Op.135 to be his final statement or not, I find it hard to see it as anything other than profound. It gives an impression of being between this life and the next, and what better way to go than with a bang?”Martin Saving, Elias String Quartet.

    String Quartet No 6 in B flat
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 8 in E minor, 'Rasumovsky'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    String Quartet No 16 in F
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    8 March 2015 - 11:30am
    Pathways and Places: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Family Concerts
    Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Christopher Austin
    CBSO Centre Birmingham B1 2LF
    United Kingdom

    Voyage with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and find your pathway through multi-layered musical landscapes!

    Created in collaboration with Birmingham-based theatre company Stan’s Cafe, BCMG Family Concerts introduce young people and their families to the exciting world of contemporary music.

    These hour-long performances weave music with photographic projection, atmospheric lighting and narration to create colourful and engaging concerts to ignite young imaginations.

    This exhilarating programme of short pieces will paint a series of musical scenes. Simon Bainbridge’s Path to Othona will be presented alongside a newly commissioned series of photographs exploring a journey through the countryside of Othona in Suffolk; postcard-like images from the Library of Birmingham’s archive will complement the musical postcards of Runes from a Holy Island; and Duncan Chapman’s new piece will be completed using musical lines created by families in our pre-concert activity café!

    There will be a fun activity café an hour before each performance – please turn up early and enjoy the whole Family Concerts experience!

    Path to Othona
    Simon Bainbridge (1952-)
    Dark Ground
    Tansy Davies (1973-)
    In situ
    Edmund Finnis (1984-)
    Runes from a Holy Island
    Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-)
    Music to go
    Betsy Jolas (1926-)
    New work
    Duncan Chapman ()
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    8 March 2015 - 2:00pm
    Pathways and Places: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Family Concerts
    Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Christopher Austin
    CBSO Centre Birmingham B1 2LF
    United Kingdom

    Voyage with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and find your pathway through multi-layered musical landscapes!

    Created in collaboration with Birmingham-based theatre company Stan’s Cafe, BCMG Family Concerts introduce young people and their families to the exciting world of contemporary music.

    These hour-long performances weave music with photographic projection, atmospheric lighting and narration to create colourful and engaging concerts to ignite young imaginations.

    This exhilarating programme of short pieces will paint a series of musical scenes. Simon Bainbridge’s Path to Othona will be presented alongside a newly commissioned series of photographs exploring a journey through the countryside of Othona in Suffolk; postcard-like images from the Library of Birmingham’s archive will complement the musical postcards of Runes from a Holy Island; and Duncan Chapman’s new piece will be completed using musical lines created by families in our pre-concert activity café!

    There will be a fun activity café an hour before each performance – please turn up early and enjoy the whole Family Concerts experience!

    Path to Othona
    Simon Bainbridge (1952-)
    Dark Ground
    Tansy Davies (1973-)
    In situ
    Edmund Finnis (1984-)
    Runes from a Holy Island
    Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-)
    Music to go
    Betsy Jolas (1926-)
    Composition Not Known
    Duncan Chapman ()
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    7 March 2015 - 11:00am
    Belcea Quartet
    The Belcea Quartet
    Britten Studio, Snape Maltings Snape IP17 1SP
    United Kingdom

    The Belcea Quartet’s Brahms project threads his three quartets into a chain that links the classical era to the turbulent early years of the 20th century and the birth of modernism. Brahms and Schubert’s quartets are linked by their expansive slow movement arioso melodies – songs without words – and also the Hungarian high spirits of their concluding gypsy rondos.

    Webern seems to condense these long- breathed discourses into tiny cryptic utterances in a work of tremulous beauty, hushed and almost impossibly brief, yet heaving with expression – his music was described as ‘a novel in a single gesture, a joy in a breath’ by his teacher Schoenberg.

    5 movements for string quartet
    Anton von Webern (1883-1945)
    String Quartet No 13 in A minor, 'Rosamunde'
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    String Quartet in C Minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
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    4 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Beethoven Plus | Krysia Osostowicz (violin) and Daniel Tong (piano)
    Daniel Tong, Krysia Osostowicz
    Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Sixth Form Centre Clitheroe BB7 2DJ
    United Kingdom

    Krysia Osostowwicz and Daniel Tong have created a remarkable project arising from their collaboration on Beethoven's Violin Sonatas. They invited ten composers to write a 10-minute dialogue between the past and present and to demonstrate to their audiences how contempory composers respond to their favourite Beethoven Sonata.

    The first complete cycle of the ten Sonatas and their companion pieces will be heard at King's Place in London between May and October 2015. We are priviledged to be able to hear a sample at the Clitheroe Concerts Society on 4th March 2015 when the Kreutzer Sonata and its companion piece by Matthew Taylor will be played.

    Krysia is ackowledged to be one of the leading violinists of her generation and is a long-standing friend of the Clitheroe Concerts Society through her leadership of the Dante Quartet who have played for us a number of times.

    Daniel is a highly respected chamber musician and solo recitalist. He also directs two chamber music festivals. He recently released a CD of piano music by Schubert, previously a recording of Frank Bridge's piano music and has broadcast Janacek's piano sonatas live on BBC Radio 3.

    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 2 in A
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano in A flat minor
    Leoš Janácek (1854-1928)
    Companion piece to Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata
    Matthew Taylor (1964-)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano No 9 in A, 'Kreutzer'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
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    1 March 2015 - 7:00pm
    Maria João Pires, Julien Brocal (pianos) and Oxford Philomusica
    Julien Brocal, Maria João Pires, Marios Papadopoulos, Oxford Philomusica
    Sheldonian Theatre Oxford OX1 3AZ
    United Kingdom

    This all-Mozart concert begins with his popular four-movement serenade ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ before one of the world’s most celebrated pianists, Maria João Pires, partners with her star pupil Julien Brocal in the Concerto for Two Pianos - a work Mozart himself would have played with his sister, Nannerl.

    In the ‘Prague’, one hears the effect of expanding musical horizons on Mozart’s idea of what a symphony could be. In virtually every bar he is audibly straining at the limits of what his invention, his orchestra, and the symphony can do.

    A soloist of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, Julien Brocal is currently involved in Pires’s Partitura project – a unique launch pad for young musicians, offering a new perspective on the function of music.

    Serenade No 13 in G for strings, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra No 10 in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 38 in D, 'Prague'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    2 March 2015 - 7:30pm
    Maria João Pires, Julien Brocal (pianos) and Oxford Philomusica
    Julien Brocal, Maria João Pires, Marios Papadopoulos, Oxford Philomusica
    Cheltenham Town Hall Cheltenham GL50 1QA
    United Kingdom

    This all-Mozart concert begins with his popular four-movement serenade ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ before one of the world’s most celebrated pianists, Maria João Pires, partners with her star pupil Julien Brocal in the Concerto for Two Pianos - a work Mozart himself would have played with his sister, Nannerl.

    In the ‘Prague’, one hears the effect of expanding musical horizons on Mozart’s idea of what a symphony could be. In virtually every bar he is audibly straining at the limits of what his invention, his orchestra, and the symphony can do.

    A soloist of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, Julien Brocal is currently involved in Pires’s Partitura project – a unique launch pad for young musicians, offering a new perspective on the function of music.

    Serenade No 13 in G for strings, 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra No 10 in E flat
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    Symphony No 38 in D, 'Prague'
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
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    7 March 2015 - 2:30pm
    Folger Consort: The Merchant of Venice
    Derek Jacobi, Folger Consort
    Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe London SE1 9DT
    United Kingdom

    Whether or not Shakespeare visited Venice, it is well known that musicians of the time travelled often between Italy and London. Chief among these were the extraordinary wind players of the Bassano family, whose remarkable music is heard here. Acclaimed actor Derek Jacobi joins the Consort on stage with passages from Shakespeare’s great play.

    ‘Early music as it was meant to be’ The Washington Times

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