HAAS Suite for piano and oboe (15′)
BRITTEN, Metamorphoses (13′)
SAINT-SAËNS Oboe Sonata (11′)
Ensemble 360’s Adrian Wilson and Tim Horton perform a programme that spotlights the virtuosic qualities of the oboe.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE TO THE PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED PROGRAMME.
“Ensemble 360 [gave] a mesmerising performance” ***** Bach Track
HAYDN Piano Trio Hob XV:21 (14′)
DVOŘÁK Piano Trio in F minor Op.65 (40′)
After their best-selling series of concerts featuring Beethoven’s piano trios, Benjamin Nabarro, Gemma Rosefield and Tim Horton begin a new cycle in which some of the greatest piano trios of the 19th century are paired with the composer who almost single-handedly invented the form: Joseph Haydn. These concerts will dazzle and delight with their sheer range of emotions; definitely not to be missed!
“High virtuosity all round – superb light, dazzling backgrounds from Tim Horton, searing intensity of tone from violinist Benjamin Nabarro and cellist Gemma Rosefield… terrific stuff.” BBC Music Magazine ****
BARTÓK Violin Rhapsody No.1 (9′)
BACH Violin Sonata in G BWV 1021 (17′)
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in G Op.30 No.3 (18′)
JANÁČEK Violin Sonata (17′)
Violinist Claudia Ajmone-Marsan and pianist Tim Horton explore the breadth of works for violin and piano in this rich and varied programme. Claudia has recited extracts of Beethoven’s letters at previous concerts and for our podcast, so this is an opportunity to hear her play his stately work that showcases the invention and range of violin-playing. Bartók’s peasant dance-inspired Rhapsody is a spectacular opening of fireworks, full of intrigue and surprise; while Janáček’s Sonata brings the concert to a close, treating the listener to an evocative series of musical images.
BEETHOVEN Op.18 No.6 (26’)
BEETHOVEN Op.131 (39’)
Ensemble 360 continues its exploration of the full arch of Beethoven’s string quartets with a pairing drawn from early in his lifelong dedication to the form and what is said to be his own favourite of these works. Inventive, syncopated, eccentric; the first of this pairing is playful, bright and full of longing. An intricate quartet follows, which turns from brooding intensity to monumental power, and left Schubert asking, “After this, what is left for us to write?“
BACH Well-Tempered Clavier
Both books performed in their entirety over 4 hour-long concerts
A rare chance to hear the Well-Tempered Clavier in its entirety. Pianist Libby Burgess tackles this monumental work for keyboard as part of her series performing ‘the 48’ in each of England’s 48 counties. Each movement lasts only a few minutes, but between them they explore a wealth of characters, styles and moods, representing not only a diversity of musical language but also exploring the whole gamut of human emotional experience.
LIBBY BURGESS talk
Friday 13 August
7.00pm – 7.45pm
Libby Burgess provides insight into her Project-48 series of concerts performing Bach’s monumental work for keyboard in all 48 counties.
Free tickets available to all 5.30pm and 8.00pm ticket holders. Tickets must be ordered in person at box office or over the phone by calling 0114 249 6000. If you are attending this pre-concert event, you will not be required to arrive at the time specified on your ticket for the 8.00pm concert. There is strictly limited capacity due to social distancing requirements. Early booking is recommended.
CLARKE Viola Sonata (24’)
SCHUBERT Arpeggione Sonata (25’)
A virtuoso viola player herself, Clarke’s sonata for viola and piano is one of her best-known and most loved pieces. First performed in 1919, with echoes of Debussy and Vaughan Williams, this lush sonata is richly chromatic, inventive and pyrotechnic. Schubert’s elegant Arpeggione Sonata risked fading with extinction of the ‘bowed guitar’ instrument for which it was written, and hence its name. This viola transcription draws out the melancholy and hope of Schubert’s intricate and soulful work.