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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

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Evgenia Startseva (piano)