Music for Two Violas 20th Nov 2017 at the Bear Club Map
These two young players from the BBC Symphony Orchestra play with a commitment and imagination that lifts this beguiling music right off the page. In such skilful hands these two exquisitely played violas often sound like a full string quartet.
The second half of this fascinating programme explores Eastern European repertoire including the classical sonata of the Bohemian composer František Benda and the politically charged Soviet Sinfonia of Fyodor Druzhinin. The concert also includes the première of a short work by young local composer James Wilson.
Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No.6
Franz Schubert – Allegretto
James Wilson – New Commission (world première)
Edmund Rubbra – Meditations on a Byzantine Hymn op 117a
František Benda – Sonata in D major
Fyodor Druzhinin – Sinfonia a Due
Peter Mallinson & Matthias Wiesner
Evgenia Startseva (piano)