August 2015 Music Festival Programme
THE AUGUST MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015
20 concerts of chamber music starting at 1.00pm
Celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven,
arguably one of the six greatest composers of all time
Page from the original manuscript of the 9th Symphony.
Monday 3 rd
Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman will open the festival with Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in the transcription for four hands at one keyboard by Franz Xaver Scharwenka.
SONG IN THE CITY
Roisín Walsh, soprano Rebecca Cohen, piano
Sophie Poteratchi, violin and Christopher Brown, cello.
A fascinating programme of song and instrumental music – folksongs, dances and a curiosity in the form of In questa tomba oscura.
Mezzo sopranos, Helen Brackenbury and Katie Stevenson, with pianist Richard Leach begin their programme with the Duet Lebensgenus, Op. 82 no. 5 - a rare opportunity to hear Beethoven’s only duet for voice and piano - and Mahler’s ‘Wayfarer’ rubs shoulders with three of Shakespeare’s greatest ladies.
Rosamund Harpur, flute and Joseph Cummings, piano.
The duo will include in their programme an arrangement of Beethoven’s Serenade in D minor Op 25. And a touch of the
avant-garde from the virtuoso flautist/composer, Ian Clarke.
Marc Verter, piano Hoei Liem The, violin
and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, cello.
We are privileged to have a performance of one of the most
famous of Beethoven’s chamber works, the Piano Trio in B flat
Op 97, the Archduke.
THE BROOKFIELD MUSIC ROOM PLAYERS
Tessa Uys, piano Hazel Cropper, oboe Helen Pierce, clarinet Stephen Nichols, horn and Andrew Watson, bassoon.
A most welcome return by this group with two great Quintets –
Beethoven in E flat Op16 and Mozart, also in E flat, K452.
Libby Burgess and Sholto Kynoch - piano.
Another rarity, Beethoven’s Piano Duet (Grose Fuge) in B flat Op
134, as part of a four hands at one keyboard programme!
Heyde String Quartet
Eleanor Corr and Daniel Rainey, violins
Francesca McGuiness Gilbert, viola Eve Heyde, cello.
An opportunity to hear one the greatest string quartets: Beethoven’s No 7 in F major, Op 59, ‘Razumovsky’.
Bozidar Smiljanic, baritone with Rebecca Taylor, piano.
Countless songs deal with Love, Night, Sleep, Water and poets like Shakespeare but how many can you name that focus on fish, and specifically on trout! Schubert’s Die Forelle of course but have you
heard his setting of Mayerhofer’s Wie Ulfru Fischt .......
Caryn Cohen, violin and Nico de Villiers, piano.
Not only Beethoven’s Sonata No 7 in C minor Op 30 No 2, but also
a new work from the pen of Peter Klatzow, Paganini Variations for
Violin and Piano.
Ashley Fripp, one our finest young pianists, will perform the
Beethoven Sonata in A flat major No 31 Op 110 and one of Mussorgsky’s most famous works, Pictures at an Exhibition.
Alasdair Macaskill, piano with Andy Feist, horn.
Alasdair returns to the festival together with Andy, a brilliant young horn player, in a programme which will highlight Beethoven’s Horn Sonata in F major Op 17.
Iain Gibbs, violin David Larkin, violin
Mark Gibbs, viola and Hannah Lewis cello.
Today’s programme is devoted to one of the last of Beethoven’s String Quartets, the magnificent No 12 in E flat major Op 127.
Natalie Davies, mezzo-soprano Christian Valle, baritone and
Edward Liddall, piano
An intriguing potpourri takes us on a journey through the song repertoire from Beethoven to Britten plus a handful of lollipops!
Marisol Lee and Chad Vindin, violin and piano respectively, will be playing Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No 9 Op 47, the Kreutzer. What more can one ask?
Corrine Morris, cello and Nico de Villiers, piano.
For her debut with the festival Corrine will include a World Premier by the South African composer, Peter Klatzow, Canto e Capriccio composed especially for Nico and Corrine.
SOMEWHAT CLASSICAL QUARTET
Sara Lian Owen tenor Elly Hunter Smith lead, Claire Barnett-Jones baritone, and Hannah Beynon bass.
Close harmony of an extraordinary nature which will include a item strongly influenced by Beethoven’s 5th Symphony!
Alexandra Lomeiko, violin and Edward Liddall, piano.
The Festival is proud to present a second World Premier – a work written at the artists’ request by Edwin Hillier – along with Beethoven’s Sonata No 8 in G major, Op 30 No 3
David Merseguer Royo, percussion
and Ausias Garrigos, bass clarinet.
This most unusual combination of instruments present an intriguingly clever programme which will include an arrangement of Beethoven’s Duo for clarinet and bassoon, WoO 27 AND a third World Premier!!
Sholto Kynoch, piano Voice, Violin and Cello TBA
For our closing concert Sholto, the pianist and Artistic Director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, will present a programme highlighting the folk songs of Great Britain which Beethoven was commissioned to set for voice and strings!
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