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April 2019

Roderick Williams & Roger Vignoles

April 27 - 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

Eric Lu (piano)

September 20 - 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 4 - 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 12 - 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 and Daniel Heide

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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January 2020

Nicholas Daniel and Friends

January 26

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2020 Venue: John Innes Conference Centre Saturday 25th January, 7.30pm Pre-concert discussion with Alexander Goehr at 6.30pm Robert Schumann. 3 Romances, Op.94 Poulenc. Trio for oboe, bassoon & piano Alexander Goehr. ‘Waiting’ (NNCM commission: world premiere) Clara Schumann. 3 Romances, Op.22 Helen Grime. Five North Eastern Sketches Mozart. Quintet for piano and winds, K.452 Sunday 26th January, 11:00am Masterclass with Nicholas Daniel and selected oboe students. Free admission. Sunday 26th January, 3:00pm Huw Watkins. 2 Romances for…

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James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong

January 26

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th February 2020 Venue: John Innes Conference Centre Beethoven violin sonatas. Programme 1 Saturday 15 February 7.30pm Sonata in F, Op.24 (‘Spring’) Sonata in A, Op.30 No.1 Sonata in C minor, Op.30 No.2 Programme 2 Sunday 16 February 3.00pm Sonata in G, Op.30 No.3 Sonata in A, Op.47 (‘Kreutzer’) Sonata in G, Op.96 Nicholas Daniel’s weekend of concerts contrasts a programme of music for piano and winds with one for oboe and strings. Saturday evening’s concert…

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