Lawrence Power (viola)
Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)
Concert Piece (Konzertstück) for viola and piano - Georges Enesco
Romance oubliée, for viola and piano S 132 - Franz Liszt
Liebestod from 'Tristan und Isolde' S 447 - Richard Wagner, transcribed by Franz Liszt
Sonata for Violin and Piano No 3 in D minor Op 108 - Johannes Brahms
Excerpts from 'Romeo and Juliet', arranged for viola and piano - Sergey Prokofiev, arranged by Vadim Borisovsky
The Rumanian-born Enesco's Concert Piece, a technically demanding and virtuosic work, often used as a competition piece, is followed by Liszt's world weary Romance oubliée . Liszt also arranged a phenomenal amount of music by other composers for the piano. His version of Isolde's 'Liebestod' from the final pages of Wagner's opera, is a fine example of this. As with his symphonies and quartets Brahms struggled long and hard to escape the shadow of Beethoven in his violin sonatas, before publishing his first in his mid-forties, the third and last appearing a decade later. Arrangements, encouraged by the composer himself, of eight of the most familiar items from Prokofiev's great ballet score, complete the programme.
Considered one of the leading violists today, Lawrence Power combines a busy career performing as both soloist and chamber musician. He has recently performed with the Bergen Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, London Philharmonic, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. He is joined by his regular duo partner Simon Crawford-Phillips.
Sunday May 31, 2015 at 20:00
Tickets £16. Season ticket for all four Festival concerts £60 (save £12); children half price
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