Online Concerts

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Watch our 10th Online Concert here….

https://youtu.be/vRgzMloRb24

Featuring

19 International Pianists performing

Peter Seabourne’s ‘Libro di Canti Italiano’ which is the  fourth of his piano series – ‘Steps’

List of pianists in order of performance and piece they will be performing

Fabio Menchetti – Canto della vita

Sarah Vella – Domande

Alessandro Viale – Viaggio di notte

Giulia Grassi – Piccolo canto d’amore tremante

Isabella Gori – Piccolo canto delle gocce di pioggia

Francesca Fierro -Canto i miei sogni

Emanuele Stracchi – Passi sbagliati – canzone bacchica

Paoli Rinaldi – Canto della ragazza da Toulouse

Chantal Balestri – Canto delle farfalle

Laetitia Amodio – Carillon triste

Francesca Lauri – Canto d’ammunitamento

Barbara Panzarella – Notturno

Simone Rugani – Canto burbero

Daphne Delicata – Canto lontano

Julian Chan – Anche gli uccelli

Andrea Emmanuele – Canto oscuro

Alvaro Siculiana – Canto delle foglie cadenti

Giordano de Nisi – Canzonetta in stile antico

Ettore Strangio – Canto giocoso

“Libro di Canti Italiano” is the fourth in Peter Seabourne’s “Steps” piano series, a cycle of 19 piano pieces lasting some 50 minutes. The collection explores aspects of the Italian temperament – passion, spontaneity, extroversion, even a little subversiveness and mutiny – in a series of “songs without words”. Some of these explore these themes directly, whilst others have sub-plots and subsidiary connections. The work opens and closes with “songs” of joy and vitality but in between we find a kaleidoscope of colours, moods and atmospheres – everything from falling leaves to an insistent little bird; from dreams to drunkenness; from raindrops to a sad carillon. These often call for virtuosity, but also tenderness and poetry. Throughout there is great rhythmic inventiveness and strong characterisation, but unlike much contemporary writing this music always remains approachable and immediate.

British composer Peter Seabourne is 60 in a few months time. He suffered a 13 year silence in mid-career and disowned all his earlier work upon resuming in 2001. The piano has become central to his output. He is now often performed worldwide, with several international prizes, many CDs, broadcasts and reviews. His music is accessible, but with integrity, and his language is instantly identifiable. He follows his own stylistic path.

“A composer of immense emotional clout” [Classical Reviewer]
“Ambitious, questing and pointedly European in outlook, the music of Peter Seabourne avoids easy answers. Clearly Seabourne is a composer with whom to reckon, his music combining a demonstrably Romantic rhetoric with an always audible and yet never facile approach to tonality.” [Musical Opinion]

Watch our 9th Online Concert Here

https://youtu.be/1czAhMMulSs

Featuring Violin Duo

Anja Jamsek and Ben Richardson

Programme

C. de Beriot: Duo Concertante no. 3, op. 57

J.S.  Bach : Double Violin Concerto in d minor,

BWV 1043 – 2nd movement

Philip Telemann: Sonata in G Major (from Three Duets)

 

Watch our 8th Online Concert here….

https://youtu.be/g4ZlnGqjWt0

Featuring

Briona Mannion (violin)

and

William Fielding (piano) 

 

Programme

J.S. Bach  – Prelude and Fugue (TBC) (piano solo)

C. Debussy – Sonata for violin and piano. L. 148 (140)

Allegro Vivo

Intermède. Fantastique et léger

Finale. Très animé

S. Prokofiev – Five Melodies, Op. 35

J. Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 1

Watch our 7th Online Concert here….

https://youtu.be/1DrURb0buDM

Featuring 

Richard Allen (harp)

and

Maxim Del Mar (violin)

 

Harp Programme

Hamilton Harty – Prelude No.1 from Spring Fancies

Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune from Suite Bergamasque

Marcel Grandjany – Rhapsodie

Violin Programme

Heinrich Biber (1644-1704)

Mystery Sonatas (aka Rosary Sonatas)

No. 1 in D Minor – The Annunciation

No.14. in D major – The Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Violin and Harp Programme

JS Bach – Siciliana from Sonata in Eb BWV 1031

Edward Elgar – Salut d’amour Op.12

 

Watch our 6th Online Concert here….

https://youtu.be/9BplyINMnlc

Featuring

Desireé Quintano (cello)

and

Stefan Calleja (violin) 

Accompanied by Stephanie Quintano (piano)

Programme

Nicolo Paganini –  Duo Concertante No. 1 for Violin and Cello

Rachmaninoff/Kresiler – Preghiera (from Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2 – Second Movement)

Popper – Hungarian Rhapsody Op. 68

DeFalla/Kreisler – Danse Espagnole

Shostakovich – 5 Pieces for 2 Violins (arr. for Violin and Cello)

Click on the link below to watch our 5th Online Concert

https://youtu.be/x2AZCYZlx5c

Featuring guitarist 

Alexander Hart

Programme

JS Bach (1685-1750)

BWV 1005

Adagio, Largo, Allegro Assai

Miguel Llobet (1878-1938)

Theme and Variations

William Walton (1902-1983)

Bagatelles 1-5

Click on the link below to watch our 4th Online Concert  which was streamed on
 Saturday 18th April at 6.30pm

 

Duo Ardoré

Rebecca Raimondi (violin)

and

Alessandro Viale (piano) 

Programme 18 April 2020

Ferdinand Ries 

Grande sonate pour le piano forté avec violon obligé Op. 83 in D major

(Allegro con brio, Andantino con moto, Rondo. Allegro Vivace) [1808]

Ludwig van Beethoven 

Sonate pour le piano forte avec un violon Op. 24 in F major

(Allegro, Adagio molto espressivo, Scherzo. Allegro molto, Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo) [1800]

The instruments that will be used during this performance are an 1814 John Broadwood & Sons square piano and an 18th Century Johann Gottfried Hamm violin on loan from the HfMdK (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main).

 

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watch

https://youtu.be/6rhil5Gl84g

Peter Fenech (viola) and Francesca Lauri Menta (piano)

Programme 11th April

2 Movements from Cello Suite No. 4       JS Bach                     viola solo

               Nocturne op;. 48 No. 1 in C minor           Chopin                      piano solo

               Capriccio ‘Hommage a Paganini’             Vieuxtemps             viola solo

               La Maja y el ruisenor                                    Granados                 piano solo

               Oblivion                                                            Piazzolla                   viola and                                                                                                                                            piano

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To watch our 2nd online concert, which was streamed on Saturday 4th April at 6.30pm,  click on the link below

https://youtu.be/Nk_4vMN1dmM

Valentina Scheldhofen Ciardelli (double bass)

Alvaro Siculiana (piano)

 

Programme

Preludio di Traviata                                                              G. Verdi

Questo Amor, Vergogna mia – from opera Edgar        G.Puccini

Ständchen                                                                                F. Schubert

Intermezzo – from Opera Goyescas                                 E. Granados

Blessed Relief                                                                         F. Zappa

Absolutely Free                                                                      F. Zappa

Elegia in Re                                                                              G. Bottesini

Contrabajeando                                                                     A. Piazzolla

Watch Our 1st Online Concert streamed on 28 March 

Featuring

Two Cellists Urska Horvat and Thibault Blanchard Dubois

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