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April 2019

James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong

April 7

Sunday 7 April 2019, 3:00pm Pre-concert talk by Misha Donat at 1:45pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in D, Op.12 No.1 Violin Sonata in A, Op.12 No.2 Violin Sonata in A minor, Op.23 Violin Sonata in E flat, Op.12 No.3 (cycle to be completed in the following season)   James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong begin their journey through the Beethoven violin sonatas with the frst four works of the series. The triptych Op.12 shows the youthful…

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Heath Quartet & Friends

April 13 - April 14

with Matthew Hunt, Ruth Gibson and Marie Bitlloch Saturday 13 April & Sunday 14 April 2019 Venue: John Innes Conference Centre Saturday 7.30pm STRAUSS String Sextet from Capriccio MOZART String Quintet in C, K.515 SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht, Op.4 Sunday 11.00am BRITTEN Quartet No.1 in D BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115 Sunday 3pm WIDMANN Quartet No.1 MOZART Quartet in C, K.465 (‘Dissonance’) BEETHOVEN Quartet in E flat, Op.127   A chamber weekend offering two C major masterpieces by Mozart, as well as the first…

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Roderick Williams & Roger Vignoles

April 28

Sunday 28 April 2019, 3:00pm Pre-concert discussion with the artists at 2:00pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   BEETHOVEN An die ferne Geliebte, Op.98 SCHUBERT Schwanengesang, D.957 Beethoven’s ‘An die ferne Geliebte’, composed in 1816, was the frst true song cycle, and a piece that fascinated the romantic generation of composers that came after him. Schubert’s posthumously published ‘Schwanengesang’ contains the seeds of two distinct cycles – one setting the poetry of Heine, the other using texts by ludwig Rellstab. Roderick…

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September 2019

AGM & Norfolk Young Musicians

September 14

  Saturday 14th September 2019, 6:00pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre Foyer Papers relating to our AGM will be posted on-line when available and nearer the date. The evening starts with a short concert demonstrating the talent of some of the students from the organisations supported by NNCM. All donations go to Sistema Norwich for specified projects, introducing students to active music making who may not otherwise have access. More information can be found on our Education page here? This…

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Eric Lu (piano)

September 21

Saturday 21st September 2019, 7:30pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   Schumann. Variations in E flat (‘Ghost’ Variations) Brahms. Intermezzo in E flat, Op.117 No.1 Brahms. 6 Piano Pieces, Op.118 Chopin. 24 Preludes, Op.28 At the age of 20, Eric Lu was the acclaimed 1st prize winner of last year’s Leeds International Piano Competition. His intriguing programme here takes its point of departure from Schumann’s last composition, based on a theme he believed had been dictated to him by the spirits of Schubert and…

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October 2019

Lendvai String Trio

October 5

Saturday 5th October 2019, 7:30pm Pre-concert talk by Misha Donat 6.15pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   Schubert. Trio in B flat, D.471 Dohnányi. Serenade, Op.10 Mozart. Divertimento in E flat K.563 Mozart’s K.563 Divertimento is the greatest and most perfect of all works in the comparatively slender repertoire for string trio. On a less exalted plane, but scarcely less enjoyable, are Schubert’s early singlemovement trio D.471, and Dohnányi’s brilliantly inventive Serenade – a piece once made famous by Heifetz,…

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Miklos Perényi (cello)

October 13

Sunday 13th October 2019, 3:00pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   Bach. Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008 Britten. Suite No.2, Op.80 Kurtág. Signs, Games and Messages (extracts) Ligeti. Sonata (1948-53) Bach. Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV 1010 Miklos Perényi’s fellow-Hungarian and frequent musical partner András Schiff has hailed him as the greatest cellist in the world. Here, he plays two of the unaccompanied suites by Bach, as well as one of the three suites of Benjamin Britten.…

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November 2019

Zoltán Féjervári (piano)

November 2

Saturday 2nd November 2019, 7:30pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   Janáček. Sonata 1.X.1905 Schubert. Three Pieces, D.946 Janáček. In the Mists Chopin. Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35 The sensitivity and musicianship of Zoltán Féjervári’s playing have been praised by no lesser fellow pianists than András Schiff and Mitsuko Uchida, and they have done much to nurture his career. In this programme the swirling mists of Janáček’s piano writing meet their counterpart in the nebulous finale of Chopin’s famous…

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Andrè Schuen (baritone) and Daniel Heide (piano)

November 21

Thursday 21st November 2019, 7:30pm Pre-concert talk by Richard Wigmore at 6.15pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   Mahler: Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht; Ging heut morgen übers Feld; Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer; Die zwei blauen Augen Schubert: An den Mond (D.259); Im Frühling; Der Schiffer (D.536); Abendstern; Des Fischers Liebesglück; Der Musensohn; Sei mir gegrüßt; Du bist die Ruh; Dass sie hier gewesen Mahler: Liebst du um Schönheit; Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!; Ich atmet‘ einen linden Duft; Um Mitternacht;…

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December 2019

Castalian String Quartet

December 7

Saturday 7th December 2019, 7:30pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   Janáček. Quartet No.1 (‘Kreutzer Sonata’) Haydn. Quartet in F, Op.77 No.2 Dvořák. Quartet in A flat, Op.105 The Castalian String Quartet have already built up an enviable reputation for their witty and insightful performances of Haydn. Here, they play the composer’s last completed string quartet, as well as the last quartet of Dvořák, with its irresistibly lively ‘furiant’ second movement. Janáček’s ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ quartet was inspired not by Beethoven’s…

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