Dvořák Serenade in D-minor for Winds, Raff Sinfonietta

Antonin Dvořák   (b Nelahozeves, near Kralupy, September 8, 1841; d Prague, May 1, 1904) 1. Moderato quasi marcia 2. Menuetto 3. Andante con moto 4. Allegro molto We have Johannes Brahms to thank for essentially launching Dvorák’s career.  In 1878, Brahms was a judge...

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Mozart Serenade in B-flat major, K. 361 (“Gran Partita”)

Mozart Serenade in B-flat major, K. 361 (“Gran Partita”) Wolfgang Mozart struggled to free himself from his father’s shadow. If Leopold Mozart was around today, we might call him a “pageant dad,” keeping a busy, lucrative schedule for his son...

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Dvorak piano quartet. Mozart clarinet quintet

Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904) Piano Quartet no.  in D major, Op23 Allegro moderato Andantino (Tema con variazioni) Finale. Allegretto scherzando Dvořák composed his first piano quartet in 1875, the same year that Brahms composed his third and final work for the...

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Waterhouse Bassoon Museum Open Day Sunday 16 April 2023

BRING A PACKED LUNCH.  BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT(S). A visit to the renowned collection of baroque and classical bassoons, curated by the late William Waterhouse.  At the invitation of Elisabeth Waterhouse. The visit is free, we would just like to have...

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Jacqui Johnson cello – Chopin and Bridge

Jacqui Johnson cello Dominic Piers Smith  piano Frederic Chopin  (1810-49) Sonata for cello and piano Op 65 (1845-46) If the piano was the center of Frédéric Chopin’s universe, the cello was a significant satellite. Three of his four chamber works...

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Ravel Piano Trio

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Piano Trio (1914) Ravel’s Piano Trio was the last of his great pre-War scores. In fact, he completed the piece in a rush to join the French army in the late summer of 1914 (thankfully, for Ravel and...

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