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October 2018

Sir András Schiff

October 8

Monday 8 October 2018, 7:30pm Pre-concert talk by Misha Donat at 6:30pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   SCHUBERT Sonata in A minor, D.845 Sonata in D, D.850 Sonata in G, D.894 Sir András Schiff, one of the great musicians of our time, plays three of Schubert’s large-scale sonatas. The A minor Sonata D.845 is mysterious and grandiose by turns, the D major D.850 more extrovert and brilliant, and the G major D.894 serenely lyrical. These were his only sonatas…

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November 2018

Takács Quartet

November 10

Saturday 10 November 2018, 7:30pm Pre-concert discussion with the artists at 6:30pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   HAYDN Quartet in D, Op.20 No.4 BARTOK Quartet No. 1 BRAHMS Quartet in A Minor, Op.51 No.2 A welcome return visit to Norwich by one of the world’s leading string quartets. Bartók’s First Quartet was described by his compatriot Kodály as ‘a gradual return to life, more evocative with its modest four instruments than Berlioz with his huge orchestra’. Framing the Bartók are the wit…

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Dénes Várjon

November 24

Saturday 24 November 2018, 7:30pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre   BACH Partita No.3 in A minor BRAHMS Six Pieces, Op.118 BEETHOVEN Sonata in B flat, Op.106 ('Hammerklavier')   Dénes várjon, one of the most talented and successful among the younger generation of Hungarian pianists, plays Beethoven’s colossal ‘Hammerklavier’ Sonata. Beethoven’s work, with its fugal fnale, is in part a homage to Bach, one of whose keyboard partitas begins the programme. As a contemplative interlude come Brahms’s late piano pieces Op.118. Dénes Várjon…

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December 2018

Andrei Ioniţă

December 8

Saturday 8 December 2018, 7:30pm Venue: John Innes Conference Centre Programme change 26 November 2018 BACH  Cello Suite No.1 BRETT DEAN Seven Oblique Strategies HINDEMITH Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 25, No. 3 KODÁLY Sonata for solo cello, Op. 8 The brilliant Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniţă won frst prize in the cello division of the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, and was subsequently one of Radio 3’s ‘New Generation Artists’. His programme includes the solo sonata by Kodály – the most spectacular…

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