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Upcoming JdP Series Concerts:
FINNISSY First Political Agenda
FINNISSY Second Political Agenda
Michael Finnissy plays two of his own fascinating works for piano. The First Political Agenda (1989-2006) reflects on three different aspects of contemporary culture while the Second Political Agenda (2000-2010) considers the way Satie, Schoenberg and Skryabin have each been in or out of favour with prevalent musical taste and both public and political opinion.
FRANK BRIDGE Piano Sonata
DEBUSSY Berceuse héroïque and
Pièce pour l’oeuvre du Vêtement du blessé
MEDTNER Piano Sonata op.30
RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin
Marking the centenary year of the outbreak of WW1, pianist Jonathan Powell presents music that reflects composers' reactions to this conflict. Each movement of Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin commemorates a fallen comrade, while Frank Bridge's powerful Sonata is dedicated to the memory of his student Ernest Farrar who was killed on the Western Front in 1918. The programme is completed by the tempestuous 'War' Sonata (1917) by Rachmaninoff's friend Nikolay Medtner, and two relatively unknown late miniatures by Debussy.
MOZART Quartet in D minor K.421
JANÁČEK Quartet no.2, ‘Intimate Letters’
BEETHOVEN Quartet no.1 in F major Op.59, ‘Razumovsky’
The Cavaleri Quartet was awarded the 2012-2013 Radcliffe Chamber Music Residency at Oxford University’s Faculty of Music, and marks its JdP debut with an intriguing selection of pieces which were notably influenced by their dedicatees.
The programme opens with Mozart’s quartet in D minor – one of six quartets dedicated to his friend Haydn – and Janáček’s ‘Intimate Letters’, inspired by the composer’s long friendship with Kamila Stösslová and said to be his ‘manifesto on love’. Beethoven’s ‘Razumovsky’ Quartets – named after the Russian ambassador to Vienna, who commissioned them – are particularly noted for the complex and brilliant writing for all players in the ensemble.
Upcoming Education, Community and Lunchtime events:
Friday 25th April: Moving Music at 10:30am and 1:30pm
Sunday 27th April: Cello Cushion Concert at 10am, 11am (under 5s) and 12pm (over 5s)
Thursday 1st May: Lunchtime Concert (Trinity Term) 1 at 1:15pm
Sunday 18th May: Accordion Cushion Concert at 10am, 11am (under 5s) and 12pm (over 5s)
Thursday 15 May: Siobhan Davies in 'Manual: Choreography and the Everyday' 5:30pm to 7pm (followed by refreshments)
Siobhan Davies, CBE, discusses her work and understanding of choreography as collaborative contemporary practice in relation to dance, literature and visual arts. She will explore the body as archive of movement and show an extract of her film, All This Can Happen. With the support of Oxford University TORCH funding.
Click here to book now (free and open to all. Seating limited.)