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Format: 2015-05-30
Format: 2015-05-30
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    2 June 2015 - 8:30pm
    Love all, trust a few | Arensky Chamber Orchestra
    Arensky Chamber Orchestra, William Kunhardt
    The Forge London NW1 7NL
    United Kingdom

    It's our season finale! Intrigue, extra-marital activities and ultimately true love are on the menu in Richard Strauss's two light-hearted operas: Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose) and Capriccio. Join the Arensky Chamber Orchestra and star soprano Susanna Hurrell for a night of amorously indecisive countesses, uncouth noblemen and dashing knights, as they perform highlights from both operas, in beautiful chamber arrangements, suitwed perfectly for the Forge's intimate surroundings.

    Excerpts from Der Rosenkavalier
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
    Excerpts from Capriccio
    Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
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    9 June 2015 - 7:30pm
    Scandinavian Snapshots | The Danish Sinfonietta
    The Danish Sinfonietta
    St John's Smith Square London SW1P 3HA
    United Kingdom

    The Danish Sinfonietta celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Danish composer Carl Nielsen at St. John's Smith Square, London. Carl Nielsen was born on June 9th 1865, and exactly 150 years later to the day, the Danish Sinfonietta will pay hommage to the Danish master with a concert in St. John's Smith Square at 7.30 p.m. entitled "Scandinavian Snapshots". The Danish Sinfonietta (known in Denmark as Randers Kammerorkester) is one of Denmark's leading ensembles, and the concert in St. John's Smith Square is the final concert in a short UK tour which also sees the orchestra performing in Oundle and Cambridge.

    The programme includes a number of works by Danish composers, together with Mozart's sublime Clarinet Quintet and Greig's Two Elegiac Melodies. Carl Nielsen is represented with his posthumously published Three Piano Pieces in fellow Dane Hans Abrahamsen's re-composed version for Sinfonietta. Anders Nordentoft's City of Threads provides a meditative contrast to the energetic virtuosity of the Abrahamsen and the final work on the programme is a new work by John Frandsen entitled Postcard from Egoland which will be receiving its UK premiere in Cambridge, and its London premiere in the concert at St. John's Smith Square.

    Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    2 Elegiac Melodies
    Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
    The City of Threads
    Anders Nordentoft (1957-)
    3 Piano Pieces
    Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
    Postcard from Egoland
    John Frandsen (1956-)
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    2 June 2015 - 7:30pm
    Australia Piano Quartet
    Australia Piano Quartet
    Milton Court Concert Hall, Guildhall School of Music and Drama London EC2Y 9BH
    United Kingdom

    The second short series of chamber music concerts at Milton Court Concert Hall organised by Lisa Peacock Concert Management closes on Tuesday 2nd June 2015 with the Australia Piano Quartet (APQ). The concert, part of the APQ’s first European tour, includes a diverse programme: the late Peter Sculthorpe’s Landscapes II, Fauré’s Piano Quartet No 2 in G minor Op 45, Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E flat major Op 47, and a new commission for the Quartet: Responsorium Op 23 by Jack Symonds.

    The Australia Piano Quartet has begun a residency at the University of Technology, Sydney building on five years of collaboration at the institution. APQ will curate six projects that forge cross-departmental conversations, commissioning innovative new works by seven Australian composers and culminating in concert performances in UTS’s new Frank Gehry-designed Auditorium. One of the Quartet’s chosen composers is Jack Symonds and the resulting commission is Responsorium. The composer describes the piece as ‘an imaginary musical building inspired by the curvilinear architecture of Frank Gehrythe piece is also an oblique reflection on the legacy of recently-deceased Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe. The harmony is created out of transformed versions of some of his chordal fingerprints, though taken on a very different journey.’

    The other composers are William Barton, Andrew Batt-Rawden, Huw Belling, Elliott Gyger, Nicholas Ng and Marcus Whale. The Australia Piano Quartet is also the only Australian chamber ensemble to be presented by the Sydney Opera House.

    Quartet for Piano and Strings No 2 in G minor
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
    Piano Quartet in E flat
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
    Landscapes II
    Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014)
    Responsorium
    Jack Symonds ()
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    7 June 2015 - 5:00pm
    Grounds for delight: musical magic from pervasive patterns (Musicke in the Ayre)
    Din Ghani, Musicke in the Ayre, Oscar Garcia-Prada
    Wolfson College Oxford OX2 6UD
    United Kingdom

    Lute songs and lute solos based on the 'standards' of the 17th century, by Frescobaldi, Lambert, Marin, Piccinini, Purcell, de Visee, and others

    Blame not my lute
    Anonymous ()
    Follies d'Espagne
    Anonymous ()
    Se l'aura spira
    Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
    Passacaille from Suite No 12 in E minor
    Robert de Visée (c1660-1725)
    Pasacalle: La folie, 'Yo soy la locura'
    Henri de Bailly (d1637)
    Chiaccona in partita variate
    Alessandro Piccinini (1566-c1638)
    Bella mia, questo mio core
    Giovanni Stefani (fl1618-1626)
    Chaconne
    Robert de Visée (c1660-1725)
    Goûtons un doux repos
    Michel Lambert (1610-1696)
    Chaconne 'Le doge de Venise'
    Jacques Gallot (c1625-c1695)
    Vos mepris chaque jour
    Michel Lambert (1610-1696)
    Dido's Lament from Dido and Aeneas
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Music for a while from Oedipus
    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Chaconne 'La mouche' from Suite for lute in C minor
    Jacques Gallot (c1625-c1695)
    Ojos pues me desdenais
    José Marín (1619-1699)
    Españoletas
    Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710)
    Si quieres dar Marica
    José Marín (1619-1699)
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    4 June 2015 - 7:30pm
    Fiachra Garvey (piano) - Walpole's Gothic and Super Natural
    Fiachra Garvey
    Strawberry Hill House Twickenham TW1 4ST
    United Kingdom

    Opening the Summer at Strawberry concert series is Dublin-born pianist, and rising star, Fiachra Garvey.

    Enjoy an evening of the gothic and supernatural inspired by Horace Walpole’s gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto. Including works by Liszt, Debussy and Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’, you can lose yourself to this enchanting music in the beautiful surroundings of the Waldegrave Suite, St Mary’s University.

    Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, 'Moonlight'
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Images for Piano (Book 2, 1908)
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    Mephisto Waltz No 1, 'Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke'
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    Sonata for Piano in B minor
    Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
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    6 June 2015 - 6:30pm
    As a lily among thorns | Thomas Tallis Society Choir
    Eamonn Dougan, Thomas Tallis Society Choir
    St Alfege Church, Greenwich London SE10 9BJ
    United Kingdom

    'As a lily among thorns' - a picnic concert by the Thomas Tallis Society on Saturday 6 June at St Alfege's Church, Greenwich. Settings of the Song of Songs from the 16th, 20th and 21st centuries, sung by the Thomas Tallis Society, directed by Eamonn Dougan. Music by Bouzignac, Bertolusi and Palestrina, Walton, Thomas Hyde and Howard Skempton. Bring a picnic for the interval.

    Set me as a seal upon thine heart
    Sir William Walton (1902-1983)
    Duo ubera tua
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    Rise up my love
    Howard Skempton (1947-)
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    30 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Beethoven's First and Brahms's Last | Eroica Camerata
    Eroica Camerata, Peter Marks
    St Nicolas Church Kings Norton, Birmingham B38 8RU
    United Kingdom
    Symphony No 1 in C
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony No 4 in E minor
    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • 30 May 2015 - 7:30pm
    Songs of Love, War and Melancholy | Anneke Scott (horn) / Steven Devine (piano)
    Anneke Scott, Steven Devine
    Finchcocks Musical Museum Cranbrook TN17 1HH
    United Kingdom

    Considered the last great natural horn virtuoso Jacques-François Gallay was ranked alongside the top instrumentalists of 19th century France. This recital, which gives a taste of Scott and Devine’s recently released disc (Resonus Classics), includes works by Gallay and his contemporaries, music influenced by both opera and lieder repertoire which supports Gallay’s assertion that the natural horn was "another voice which sings".

    "Listen to Rubini, Thalberg or Damoreau,
    Or Gallay's horn which in turn combines
    The songs of love, war and melancholy;
    You will know that their arts are the most beautiful.
    "

    from A Smile - Sonnet Revue et gazette, 1835.

    Auf dem Wasser zu singen
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Les plaintes d'une jeune fille (Des Mädchens Klage)
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    No 6: Andante from Lieder ohne Worte
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Ave Maria 'Ellens Gesang III' form 7 Gesänge aus Walter Scotts 'Fräulein vom See',
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    No 4: Adagio from Lieder ohne Worte
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Du bist die Ruh
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Brillante Fantasie No 1
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    No 2: Allegro non troppo from Lieder ohne Worte
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    No 6: Allegretto con moto from Lieder ohne Worte
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Gretchen am Spinnrade
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Fantaisie sur une cavatine de Belisario de Donizett
    Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864)
    Romance de Bianca et Fernando
    Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864)
    Parody on Rossini's Di tanti palpiti
    Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870)
    Prélude, thème et variations
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Fantaisie brillante sur un motif de Norma de Bellini
    Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864)
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    31 May 2015 - 6:00pm
    Songs of Love, War and Melancholy | Anneke Scott (horn) / Steven Devine (piano)
    Anneke Scott, Steven Devine
    St Mary's Church Boxford CO10 5DU
    United Kingdom

    Considered the last great natural horn virtuoso Jacques-François Gallay was ranked alongside the top instrumentalists of 19th century France. This recital, which gives a taste of Scott and Devine’s recently released disc (Resonus Classics), includes works by Gallay and his contemporaries, music influenced by both opera and lieder repertoire which supports Gallay’s assertion that the natural horn was "another voice which sings".

    "Listen to Rubini, Thalberg or Damoreau,
    Or Gallay's horn which in turn combines
    The songs of love, war and melancholy;
    You will know that their arts are the most beautiful.
    "

    from A Smile - Sonnet Revue et gazette, 1835.

    Barcarolle (Auf dem Wasser zu singen)
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Les plaintes d'une jeune fille (Des Mädchens Klage)
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    No 6: Andante from Lieder ohne Worte
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Ave Maria 'Ellens Gesang III' form 7 Gesänge aus Walter Scotts 'Fräulein vom See',
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    No 4: Adagio from Lieder ohne Worte
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Du bist die Ruh
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Brillante Fantasie No 1
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    No 2: Allegro non troppo from Lieder ohne Worte
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    No 6: Allegretto con moto from Lieder ohne Worte
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Gretchen am Spinnrade
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Fantaisie sur une cavatine de Belisario de Donizett
    Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864)
    Romance de Bianca et Fernando
    Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864)
    Parody on Rossini's Di tanti palpiti
    Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870)
    Prélude, thème et variations
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Fantaisie brillante sur un motif de Norma de Bellini
    Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864)
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    2 June 2015 - 7:30pm
    Songs of Love, War and Melancholy | Anneke Scott (horn) / Steven Devine (piano)
    Anneke Scott, Steven Devine
    St Matthew's Church Northampton NN1 4RY
    United Kingdom

    Considered the last great natural horn virtuoso, Jacques-François Gallay was regarded as one of the leading musicians of the nineteenth century, with a career as a soloist in addition to his position as principal horn of the influential Paris Théâtre Italian.

    These performances, celebrating the launch of Anneke Scott and Steven Devine’s new disc (Resonus Classics), include original works by Gallay and his contemporaries; Czerny, Rossini, Mendelssohn and Moscheles. These virtuosic compositions are all strongly influenced by both opera and lieder and all support Gallay’s firm belief that the natural horn was “another voice which sings”.

    The “Songs of Love, War and Melancholy” tour visits a number of venues across the UK that boast historic pianos by makers such as Érard, Pleyel, Broadwood and Blüthner which partner early 19th century horns by Raoux. St Matthew's Church, Northampton houses an 1887 Pleyel grand piano.

    “Playing these pieces on a modern instrument is difficult enough. Hearing them performed with this much panache on an unvalved horn built in 1823 is astonishing. Anneke Scott’s playing is bold and dramatic, Gallay’s theatrical background reflected in the music’s swagger.” The Arts Desk, January 2013.

    “Scott plays with fluent virtuoso technique and an obvious joy in playing that makes the listener want to learn more about the valveless horn. Scott's virtuosity is definitely state of the art today.” Fanfare Magazine, March 2013.

    "Listen to Rubini, Thalberg or Damoreau,
    Or Gallay's horn which in turn combines
    The songs of love, war and melancholy;
    You will know that their arts are the most beautiful.
    "

    from A Smile - Sonnet Revue et gazette, 1835.

    Barcarolle (Auf dem Wasser zu singen)
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Les plaintes d'une jeune fille (Des Mädchens Klage)
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    No 6: Andante from Lieder ohne Worte
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Ave Maria 'Ellens Gesang III' form 7 Gesänge aus Walter Scotts 'Fräulein vom See',
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    No 4: Adagio from Lieder ohne Worte
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Du bist die Ruh
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Brillante Fantasie No 1
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    No 2: Allegro non troppo from Lieder ohne Worte
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    No 6: Allegretto con moto from Lieder ohne Worte
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
    Gretchen am Spinnrade
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
    Fantaisie sur une cavatine de Belisario de Donizett
    Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864)
    Romance de Bianca et Fernando
    Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864)
    Parody on Rossini's Di tanti palpiti
    Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870)
    Prélude, thème et variations
    Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Fantaisie brillante sur un motif de Norma de Bellini
    Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864)
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