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October 2020

Nash Ensemble

October 4

Sunday 4th October 2020, 3:00pm and 6:00pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   Haydn. Piano Trio in G, HXV 25 (‘Gipsy Rondo’) Schubert. Piano Quintet in A, D.667 (‘Trout’)   The Nash Ensemble has been a stalwart of the chamber music scene in this country for more than half a century. Here they offer Schubert’s ever-popular ‘Trout’ Quintet plus Haydn's Piano Trio. Two performances of the same works as per details on the home page.     Nash Ensemble's website

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Jörg Widmann and friends Weekend

October 31 - November 1

Saturday 31st October & Sunday 1st November 2020 Venue: John Innes Conference Centre Saturday 31st October 2020, 7:30pm Jörg Widmann (clarinet) and the Heath Quartet Haydn. Quartet in F minor Op.20 No.5 Widmann. Quartet No.4 Mozart. Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581 Sunday 1st November 2020, 11:00am Masterclass with Jörg Widmann and selected young clarinettists Sunday 1st November 2020, 3:00pm Jörg Widmann (clarinet) and Oliver Triendl (piano) Mendelssohn. Clarinet Sonata in E flat Widmann. 3 Intermezzi for piano Schumann. Fantasiestücke Op.73…

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November 2020

Dudok Quartet

November 7

Saturday 7th November 2020, 7:30pm Pre-concert discussion with the artists, 6:30pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre Haydn. String Quartet in G minor Op.20 No.3 Ligeti. String Quartet No.2 Brahms. String Quartet in B flat Op.67   The two string quartets of Ligeti have formed a central plank of the Amsterdam-based Dudok Quartet’s repertoire. The Second Quartet is one of his most significant and compelling works – a sort of amalgam of the innovative techniques he used over a period of…

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Amatis Piano Trio

November 21

Saturday 21st November 2020, 7:30pm Pre-concert talk by Richard Wigmore, 6:15pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre Haydn. Piano Trio in C, H.XV.27 Schumann. Piano Trio in G minor Op.110 Mendelssohn. Piano Trio in D minor, Op.47   Schumann hailed Mendelssohn’s D minor Trio as “the master-trio of the age”, and a worthy successor to the ‘Archduke’ and ‘Ghost’ trios of Beethoven. Much less often performed is Schumann’s own Trio in G minor – one of his impassioned late works. The…

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December 2020

Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen (piano duet)

December 12

Saturday 12th December 2020, 7:30pm Pre-concert talk by Misha Donat, 6:15pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre Schumann. Bilder aus Osten Op.66 Brahms. Variations on a Theme of Schumann Op.23 Schubert. Sonata in C major D.812 (‘Grand Duo’)   Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen have been championing the piano duet repertoire for more than 30 years. Their programme here includes the largest of all four-hands masterpieces, Schubert’s ‘Grand Duo’ – a “symphony in disguise”, as Schumann called it. Schumann’s own ‘Bilder…

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January 2021

Quatuor Arod

January 15

Friday 15th January 2021, 7:30pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre Haydn. Quartet in D minor Op.76 No.2 (Fifths) Haydn. Quartet in B flat Op.76 No.4 (Sunrise) Mendelssohn. Quartet in F minor Op.80   Since their formation in 2013, the Quatuor Arod has established itself as one of the world’s leading young string quartets. Here, they offer two late Haydn quartets, and Mendelssohn’s dark Quartet in F minor – a cry of despair following the death of his beloved sister Fanny,…

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February 2021

Lawrence Power (viola) & Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)

February 14

Sunday 14th February 2021, 3:00pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre Couperin. Prelude in E minor (Pièces de violes) Adès. Three Berceuses Brahms. Viola Sonata in F minor Op.120 No.1 Schumann. Märchenbilder Op.113 Clarke. Viola Sonata (1919)   Lawrence Power is this country’s leading viola player, and Thomas Adès’s Three Berceuses were written especially for him. Power’s programme also includes the authentic viola version of Brahms’s first clarinet sonata, and the sonata by Rebecca Clarke – a major piece familiar to…

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March 2021

Paul Lewis (piano)

March 6

Saturday 6th March 2021, 7:30pm Pre-concert talk by Richard Wigmore, 6:15pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre Mendelssohn. Songs Without Words (selection) Haydn. Sonata in D major Hob.XVI:51 Mozart. Sonata in A major K.331 (‘Turkish Rondo’) Scriabin. Five Preludes Op.74 Mussorgsky. Pictures at an Exhibition   A welcome return from Paul Lewis, whose programme includes the most famous of all Mozart’s solo piano works, with its ‘Turkish Rondo’ finale, and one of the least known of the great sonatas by Haydn.…

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Steven Isserlis (cello) & Connie Shih (piano)

March 26

Friday 26th March 2021, 7:30pm Pre-concert discussion with Steven Isserlis, 6:30pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre Mendelssohn. Variations concertantes Op.17 Schumann. arr Isserlis. Violin Sonata in D minor Op.121 Moscheles. Sonata Op.121 Chopin. Introduction and Polonaise brillante Op.3   Steven Isserlis is another familiar and popular NCM artist. The four composers represented in his concert with his regular pianist Connie Shih were all friends and mutual admirers. Ignaz Moscheles dedicated his passionate Cello Sonata to Schumann, whose own Violin Sonata…

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April 2021

Christiane Karg (soprano) Simon Lepper (piano)

April 18
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Sunday 18th April 2021, 3:00pm        Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   Fauré. La Chanson d’Eve Op.95 Wolf. Songs from the Spanisches Liederbuch Songs by Debussy and Strauss   German soprano Christiane Karg made her ROH debut in 2015, as Pamina in The Magic Flute. More recently, she has been singing Carmen for the Berlin Staatsoper. Besides her operatic activities she is an internationally renowned recitalist, and this wide-ranging French-German programme promises to demonstrate her thrilling versatility.  …

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