Live-stream: YORK BOWEN, FINZI & BAX

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Sheffield
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YORK BOWEN Oboe Sonata (16’)
FINZI Interlude for Oboe and String Quartet (12’)
BAX Oboe Quintet (17’)

An English programme of 20th century works for oboe.

English pianist and composer York Bowen wrote a chromatic and highly melodic sonata that elegantly pairs piano and oboe in languid dialogue. Finzi’s interlude for string quartet and oboe is resonant and evocative: full of tension and uneasy beauty. To finish, Bax’s Oboe Quintet is a study in mischief and melancholy, with expressive solos for both violin and oboe resolving in a folk-inspired, jig-like finale.


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CHOPIN, BEETHOVEN & MOZART

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Crucible Playhouse, Sheffield
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Matthew Hunt (clarinet)

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CHOPIN Waltz in A minor Op.34 No.2 (5’)
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No.27
(15’)
MOZART Kegelstatt Trio K498 (21’)

This concert, recorded at CAST, our partner venue in Doncaster, begins with Chopin’s short Waltz is a portrait of deep sadness, shot through with moments of sunny hope. This is followed by one of Beethoven’s more popular piano sonatas, a work that moves from an intense and energetic opening through to a soulful and sedate conclusion. The Kegelstatt Trio is one of Mozart’s most well-loved pieces, full of optimistic lyricism as the clarinet shows off its pyrotechnics with fingers flying over the keys!


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Live-stream: STRAVINSKY

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STRAVINSKY
Suite italienne (17’)
Divertimento (after The Fairy’s Kiss) (24’)
Septet (12’)
Suite from A Soldier’s Tale (16’)

An evening celebrating the chamber music of Igor Stravinsky, marking 50 years since his death in 1971. These four diverse works, rich in allusion, pastiche and invention, show off the range and dynamism of the chamber writing of this giant of twentieth century music.


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STRAVINSKY’S LOOKING GLASS: Ensemble 360 in conversation with Patrick Bailey

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Benjamin Nabarro, Matthew Hunt, Gemma Rosefield and Tim Horton of Ensemble 360 talk with conductor, composer and presenter Patrick Bailey about how Stravinsky re-composed the past ahead of their concert focusing on Stravinsky’s 50th anniversary.


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Live-stream: DVOŘÁK, SCHUMANN & BRAHMS

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DVOŘÁK Silent Woods (6’)
SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke Op.73 (11’)
BRAHMS Piano Quintet (43’)

‘Silent Woods’ is cello writing at its most soulfully lyrical and underscored by elegantly restrained piano. Schumann’s three short pieces pair cello and piano in perfect balance as they range across wildly contrasting fantastical melodies, moving from a dreamy opening to plunge into the fiery finale. Brahms’s Piano Quintet is a wonderfully dark masterpiece, which has been rightfully described as ‘the crown of chamber music’.


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Live-stream: BEAMISH & BRAHMS

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BEAMISH St Andrew’s Bones (10’)
BRAHMS Horn Trio (29’)

Beamish’s innovative trio for horn, violin and piano evokes the sounds of bells, the chanting of pilgrims and a 13th century hymn to St Andrew, patron saint of Scotland. Brahms’s Horn Trio is one of the most celebrated pieces of chamber music featuring the horn, with a passionate slow movement surrounded by boisterous rustic scenes capturing the spirit of the forest and a breathless, bustling, up-beat finale.


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360° video premiere: BRITTEN Phantasy Quartet

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Crucible Playhouse, Sheffield
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BRITTEN Phantasy Quartet (13’)

Our second 360° video presentation of the Festival features Britten’s early and yet astoundingly assured work for strings and solo oboe. With its roots in English folk tunes, and solo oboe injecting eerie grittiness, this carefully constructed work grows gently out of silence before arching back to its still conclusion. From the Crucible Studio, Ensemble 360 presents a sensitive performance of this hypnotic work captured in remarkable 360 degree film and binaural sound, allowing you to see and hear this work ‘inside out’ as if you were sitting among the performers.

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Live-stream: DEBUSSY & STRAVINKSY

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Crucible Playhouse, Sheffield
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DEBUSSY Images for Piano: Book 1 (15’)
STRAVINSKY Two pieces from ‘The Firebird’ (8’)
DEBUSSY Images for Piano: Book 2 (14’)
DEBUSSY Violin Sonata in G minor (14’)

This late-night performance conjures up the sounds of an early 20th century Parisian night. Surrounding two pieces from Stravinsky’s breakthrough ballet ‘The Firebird’ are both books of Debussy’s Images, evoking the Seine, celestial imagery and the suggestion of bells. Concluding with his capricious Violin Sonata, Debussy’s last work, bursting with intense musical ideas, this set of virtuosic fireworks concludes an impressionistic evening in the city of light.


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Live-stream: BARTÓK & SCHUBERT

The Guildhall, Portsmouth
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Live from The Guildhall in Portsmouth

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BARTÓK String Quartet No.3 (16’)
SCHUBERT String Quartet No.13, D804 Rosamunde (34’)

Coming live from Music in the Round’s longstanding residency at The Guildhall in Portsmouth, the acclaimed Doric Quartet presents two contrasting, complementary works. The third of Bartók’s string quartets is a pacey tour-de-force: dense, complex and intricately patterned. Schubert’s Quartet No.13 begins with a wistful, lyrical song-like theme that develops from pervading melancholy into an uplifting melody with a gentle, optimistic finale.


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SCHUMANN & REINECKE

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Emmanuel Church
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SCHUMANN Adagio and Allegro (9’)
SCHUMANN Three Romances Op.94 (13’)
REINECKE Trio for Oboe, Horn & Piano (26’)

Schumann’s Three Romances are a haunting tour through the gorgeous sonority of the oboe, paired here with his ground-breaking Adagio and Allegro, a virtuosic display that exploits the musical agility, heights and depths of the newly-created valved horn. Reinecke’s beautifully balanced three-way conversation between piano, oboe and horn is a sumptuous delight, turning through soulful melody, stormy intensity and a bright, witty conclusion.

Recorded at Emmanuel Church in Barnsley.


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REEDS, RIZLA PAPERS AND WATER RAGS: Ensemble 360 wind musicians in conversation with Sarah Watts

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Sarah Watts, Director of Performance at the University of Sheffield, chats to the wind players of Ensemble 360 about their musical lives within and beyond the world of chamber music.


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Live-stream: CONCERTEENIES with Music in the Round

Ensemble 360 & Polly Ives

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BARTÓK Duos (49’)

Polly Ives presents a playful, sensory introduction to the unique sound world of Bartók’s much-loved violin duos for 0–5-year-olds (and their music-loving adults). Discover a treasure trove of harmony and rhythmic invention, across these song and dance miniatures performed by Ensemble 360’s violinists Benjamin Nabarro and Claudia Ajmone-Marsan.

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Find out more about Concerteenies with Polly Ives.