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Wigmore Hall Concert Diary JANUARY 2014

Michael Collins Inside: Renaud Capuçon & Khatia Buniatishvili Sarah Connolly • James Ehnes Gerald Finley • JACK Quartet Sara Mingardo • Jennifer Pike Christoph Prégardien • Christian Zacharias And many more

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WEDNESDAY 1 JANUARY No performances Box Office closed THURSDAY 2 JANUARY 7.30 PM

£12 £16 £22 £24

Phoenix Piano Trio Haydn Piano Trio in E b HXV:29 Korngold Piano Trio in D Op. 1 Brahms Piano Trio in B Op. 8 (revised version) The Phoenix Piano Trio returns to Wigmore Hall with a vivacious and exuberant programme. One of Haydn’s last trios shows the composer applying all his years of experience to create something sparkling and adventurous. Korngold chose his Piano Trio as his Opus 1 and it is a young man’s statement of his virtuosity as both performer and composer. Brahms’s Piano Trio in B major was also the work of a young man, but was significantly revised years later, and is thus a singular and felicitous mix of youth and experience. Phoenix Piano Trio

FRIDAY 3 JANUARY 7.30 PM Kirckman Concert Society Series

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War, this programme has been devised as a tribute to all the men and women who have died and those who survived the horror of war. The artists explore aspects of conflict, loss and hope from different perspectives.

Kaupo Kikkas

David Jerusalem

Mahler Aus! Aus! Barber I hear an army Ireland Sea Fever Poulenc Huit chansons polonaises (a selection) Schubert Gebet während der Schlacht Schumann Der Soldat Mahler Revelge Ned Rorem An incident Schubert Kriegers Ahnung Somervell Into my heart an air that kills Parker We’ll meet again Adolf Strauss Ich weiss bestimmt, ich werd dich wiedersehn! (arr. Moshe Zorman) Novello Keep the home fires burning Poulenc Sonata for Piano Four Hands Duparc Au pays où se fait la guerre Fauré Les berceaux Debussy Noël des enfants qui n’ont pas de maison James MacMillan The Children Ilse Weber Ich wandre durch Theresienstadt Schumann Die beiden Grenadiere Poulenc C; Fêtes galantes Brahms Auf dem Kirchhofe Mahler Nicht wiedersehen! Strauss Morgen

Anna Huntley

Benjamin Appl

James Baillieu

James Cheung

Kaupo Kikkas

Anna Huntley mezzo-soprano Benjamin Appl baritone James Baillieu piano James Cheung piano

£8 £9 £11 £13

Kirckman Concert Society/Sarah Gordon Concert Management Supported by LankellyChase Foundation

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SATURDAY 4 JANUARY 6.00 PM Wigmore Hall Learning Event

£3

Artists in Conversation Anton Lukoszevieze, founder and director of Apartment House, is joined by members of the ensemble to introduce the evening concert. SATURDAY 4 JANUARY 7.30 PM Contemporary Music Series

£15 £20 £25 £30

Apartment House Laurence Crane Sparling 2000 Christopher Fox Memento Peter Garland Where beautiful feathers abound Amnon Wolman Dead End Mathias Spahlinger 128 Erfüllte Augenblicke Rytis Maz˘ulis Canon mensurabilis Christopher Fox Blank Reinhold Friedl String Quartet No. 1 Royal Philharmonic Society Award-winning Apartment House, formed by cellist Anton Lukoszevieze in 1995, is securely established among Britain’s leading specialists in avant-garde and experimental music. Its programmes take audiences on thrilling journeys of discovery, unveiling creative revelations in Apartment House works chosen from around the world. The ensemble makes its Wigmore Hall debut with a gripping mix of recent and new pieces for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, string quartet and piano, including the hypnotic Blank (2002) ‘for any three sustaining instruments’ by Christopher Fox, and Peter Garland’s Where beautiful feathers abound. Breath-taking contrasts, dashing virtuosity and tonal beauty belong to this captivating concert’s rich repertoire menu. CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust supports free tickets for 8 –25 year olds at selected concerts. To book for this concert as part of Wigmore Hall’s young people’s programme, please contact the Box Office and quote ‘CHAMBER ZONE’.

SUNDAY 5 JANUARY 11.30 AM Coffee Concert

£12.50 concessions £10 inc. programme & coffee/sherry/juice

Navarra String Quartet Mendelssohn String Quartet in D Op. 44 No. 1 Dvorˇák String Quartet in E b Op. 51

Sussie Ahlburg

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Mendelssohn regarded the first of his three Op. 44 quartets to be among his finest chamber compositions. It’s certainly among his most charming. The fire and energy of Dvorˇák’s ‘Slavonic’ Quartet, unleashed in full measure in its spirited finale, are ideally balanced by the work’s exquisite ‘Romanza’. Navarra String Quartet

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SUNDAY 5 JANUARY 7.30 PM Chamber Music Season

Haydn String Quartet in F Op. 50 No. 5 ‘The Dream’ Kodály String Quartet No. 2 Schubert String Quartet in D minor D810 ‘Death and the Maiden’

Giorgia Bertazzi

Dante Quartet

£15 £20 £25 £30

Schubert instinctively knew he would never recover after a long stay in hospital in 1823 and recurrent illness the following year. The String Quartet in D minor projects his intimations of mortality. Few works have confronted life’s impermanence with such honesty and insight as the ill-fated composer’s ‘Death and the Maiden’ Quartet. The Dante Quartet prefaces Schubert’s masterwork with two scores hallmarked by their thematic simplicity and tunefulness. CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust www.cavatina.net

Dante Quartet

CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust supports free tickets for 8 –25 year olds at selected concerts. To book for this concert as part of Wigmore Hall’s young people’s programme, please contact the Box Office and quote ‘CHAMBER ZONE’.

MONDAY 6 JANUARY 1.00 PM BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Since graduating from The Juilliard School in 1997, Canadian violinist James Ehnes has attracted international acclaim as concerto soloist, recitalist and recording artist. He returns to Wigmore Hall for a lunchtime programme comprising two works guaranteed to delight all chamber music connoisseurs. Mozart’s Violin Sonata in B flat, composed during a blaze of creative activity in 1784, makes the ideal companion to Brahms’s darker, more intense final Violin Sonata.

Olivier Wilkins

Benjamin Ealovega

James Ehnes violin Andrew Armstrong piano Mozart Violin Sonata in Bb K454 Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor Op. 108

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Andrew Armstrong

James Ehnes

MONDAY 6 JANUARY 7.30 PM London Pianoforte Series

Bach Goldberg Variations BWV988 Ravel Miroirs Chopin Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brillante Op. 22 Bach’s Goldberg Variations were reportedly written for the Russian ambassador to Saxony, Count Keyserlingk, an incurable insomniac who required a ‘soothing and cheerful’ work to be played by his harpsichordist Johann Gottlieb Goldberg during the night’s small hours. The aristocrat was delighted by Bach’s work, which stands today among the great landmarks of western art. Alexei Volodin explores two other virtuoso scores in a programme of vivid colours and expressive contrasts.

Marco Borggreve

Alexei Volodin piano

£15 £20 £25 £30

Alexei Volodin

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TUESDAY 7 JANUARY 7.30 PM Song Recital Series Özgür Albayrak

Mahler from Five Rückert Lieder: Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft; from Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen; Es sungen drei Engel; Das irdische Leben; From Kindertotenlieder: Nun seh’ ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen; Wenn dein Mütterlein; from Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Urlicht; from Five Rückert Lieder: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen; from Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Revelge; Der Tamboursg’sell; Interspersed with songs from Shostakovich’s Suite on verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Marco Borggreve

Matthias Goerne baritone Leif Ove Andsnes piano

£18 £25 £30 £35

Matthias Goerne

Leif Ove Andsnes

Intense emotions surface throughout Shostakovich’s Suite on verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti, a potent swansong first heard four months after its composer’s death in 1975. Matthias Goerne and Leif Ove Andsnes highlight Shostakovich’s abiding affinity for Mahler by interweaving a selection of the suite’s movements (sung in Russian) with nine of the Austrian composer’s songs. Goerne’s refined blend of intellect, heartfelt spontaneity and vocal control have secured his place among today’s leading interpreters of art song. His richly endowed partnership with Andsnes harbours the power to rejuvenate even the best-known works, liberate their spiritual essence and burrow deep beneath the surface of music and words. Supported by the members of The Rubinstein Circle

Matthias Goerne: ‘A Celebration’ WEDNESDAY 8 JANUARY 10.00 AM – 5.00 PM Wigmore Hall Learning Event

Ticket price £50

Music for Life: Dementia Awareness Training Day See inside back cover for full details WEDNESDAY 8 JANUARY 7.30 PM London Pianoforte Series

Mozart Piano Sonata in A minor K310 Mozart Piano Sonata in F K533/494 Schubert Piano Sonata in B b D960 The German pianist and conductor, aptly described by The New Yorker as ‘a master of the magnification of the infinitesimal gesture’, presents his thoughts on two contrasting Mozart works, the emotionally intense A minor Piano Sonata and the audacious Piano Sonata in F. Zacharias crowns his recital with Schubert’s Piano Sonata in B flat D960, completed a few weeks before its composer’s tragically early death in November 1828. This mighty four-movement work combines moments of great solemnity with lyrical melodies reminiscent of his finest songs.

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Nicole Chuard

Christian Zacharias piano

£15 £20 £25 £30

Christian Zacharias


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THURSDAY 9 JANUARY 5.00 PM – 6.15 PM Wigmore Hall Learning Event

Series ticket price £24

Introduction to Russian Music 1 Russia does not possess the same deeply embedded musical culture of many Western European countries, but its relative isolation from the mainstream and the proximity of more exotic influences has produced an astoundingly rich and varied body of music. Over four afternoons (9, 16, 23 & 30 January), we will trace the beginnings of a Russian tradition with Glinka in the early 19th century, visit the great amateurs such as Borodin and Rimsky-Korsakov, the iconoclastic and instinctive Musorgsky and of course the paradigm of popularity in classical music, Tchaikovsky. The 20th century is equally compelling with the great revolutionary exile Stravinsky and the reactionary exile Rachmaninov vying for attention with Prokofiev (partly exile) and Shostakovich who stayed at home and paid the price. In some ways it would be hard to imagine a more disparate bunch but what is very apparent is an ineluctable ‘Russian’ flavour in all their music. THURSDAY 9 JANUARY 7.30 PM Rosenblatt Recitals 2013/14

£12 £16 £22 £26 TallWall Media

Rosa Feola soprano Iain Burnside piano Giménez Me llaman la primorosa from El barbero de sevilla Bizet Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante from Carmen Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 Gounod Je veux vivre from Roméo et Juliette Rossini Sombre forêt from Guillaume Tell Tosti Sogno Donizetti N’ornerà la bruna chioma Verdi Caro Nome from Rigoletto Tosti Non t’amo più Gastaldon Musica proibita Verdi É strano, é strano from La traviata Rising young Italian soprano Rosa Feola came to international attention after taking Rosa Feola Second Prize, the Audience Prize and the Zarzuela Prize at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia competition in 2010. Rosenblatt Recitals welcomes Ms Feola to London for her recital debut at Wigmore Hall.

Iain Burnside

‘a soprano with a sweet and youthful sound and exquisite purity of phrasing’ The Classical Review

FRIDAY 10 JANUARY 7.30 PM Chamber Music Season

Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor Op. 38; Sonata Op. 78 (cello transcription of Violin Sonata); Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Op. 99

Bernard Martinez Moyenne

Gary Hoffman cello David Selig piano

£15 £20 £25 £30

Among the blessings of the cellist’s repertoire, few works can match Brahms’s Cello Sonatas for expressive intensity, drama and invention. Gary Hoffman, a regular guest soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras, and his long-standing duo partner Gary Hoffman David Selig and friend David Selig, have spent countless rehearsal hours shaping their interpretations of both works. They are also passionate and persuasive advocates of the cello transcription of the composer’s sonata Op. 78.

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SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 7.30 PM Chamber Music Season

Brahms Clarinet Sonata in F minor Op. 120 No. 1 Weber Grand Duo Concertant in E b Op. 48 Bernstein Clarinet Sonata Lutosl´awski Dance Preludes Muczynski Time Pieces Op. 43 Joseph Horovitz Sonatina Brahms created two clarinet sonatas in 1894 following the death of his close friends, Hans von Bülow and Theodor Billroth. Michael Collins’s recital opens with the first of the pair, exploring its elegiac disposition before dazzling with a collection of virtuoso showpieces. The programme includes Bernstein’s first published piece, written in 1941–2, and the irresistible Sonatina by Joseph Horovitz, a much loved staple of the clarinet repertoire for over three decades.

SUNDAY 12 JANUARY 11.30 AM Coffee Concert

Leon Gerald

Michael Collins clarinet Michael McHale piano

Benjamin Ealovega

£15 £20 £25 £30

Michael Collins

Michael McHale

£12.50 concessions £10 inc. programme & coffee/sherry/juice

Guy Braunstein violin Ohad Ben-Ari piano Schubert Fantasy in C D934 Chausson Poème Op. 25 Franck Sonata in A for violin and piano Falla Danza española In 2000 Guy Braunstein became the youngest ever concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker. The Israel-born violinist stepped down from the post at the end of the 2012–13 season to concentrate on developing his already extensive career as concerto soloist and recitalist. He joins forces in this recital with his regular duo partner, Ohad Ben-Ari, a musician of extraordinary versatility and range. Guy Braunstein

SUNDAY 12 JANUARY 4.00 PM Song Recital Series

Schubert Die schöne Müllerin Maximilian Schmitt’s sophisticated musicianship rests on foundations set during childhood years with Germany’s famous Regensburger Domspatzen. As an adult, he progressed to join the Bavarian State Opera’s Young Ensemble and achieved his international breakthrough at the 2007 Salzburg Festival. He has since won his spurs as a Lieder singer, especially in the great song-cycles of Schubert and Schumann. Don’t miss the chance to hear this distinctive young artist’s thoughts on Die schöne Müllerin. This concert will be approximately 1 hour 10 minutes in duration, without an interval

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£12.50 concessions £10 Christian Kargl

Maximilian Schmitt tenor Justus Zeyen piano

Ohad Ben-Ari

Maximilian Schmitt

Justus Zeyen


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SUNDAY 12 JANUARY 7.30 PM 2012 Honens Prize Laureate

Pavel Kolesnikov piano Rameau From Pièces de clavecin: Tambourin; La villageoise; Le rappel des oiseaux and Les niais de Sologne; from Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin: Gavotte with 6 doubles Debussy Images, Series 1 Chopin Nocturne in C# minor Op. posth.; Nocturne in D b Op. 27 No. 2; Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor Op. 58

Colin Way

£10 £14 £17 £20

The Daily Telegraph describes Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov’s playing as having ‘brilliance, but also a caressing, almost sly intimacy’. Kolesnikov was named Honens Prize Laureate in 2012 and makes his Wigmore Hall debut in a programme featuring Chopin’s dramatic Third Sonata. Presented by Honens

Pavel Kolesnikov

MONDAY 13 JANUARY 1.00 PM BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Sarah Connolly

TUESDAY 13 MONDAY 10 JANUARY DECEMBER7.30 7.30 PMPMSong London Recital Pianoforte Series Series

Songlives: Brahms

Julius Drake

£15 £25 £18 £20 £30 £25 £35 £30 Klemen Breitfuss

Bernarda Fink mezzo-soprano Hanno Müller-Brachmann bass-baritone Malcolm Martineau piano

Sim Canetty Clarke

Berlioz originally conceived his famous setting of six poems by Théophile Gautier, collectively known as Les nuits d’été, for voice and piano around 1840. Each song explores love from different perspectives, their diverse emotions influenced by the ongoing collapse of the composer’s marriage to the Irish actress, Harriet Smithson. Sarah Connolly’s visionary performances of Les nuits d’été have placed her among the cycle’s great interpreters.

Monika Rittershaus

Mahler Rückert Lieder Berlioz Les nuits d’été

Peter Warren

Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano Julius Drake piano

£12.50 concessions £10

The early years Heimkehr; In der Fremde; Der Überläufer; Liebestreu New paths Ständchen; An eine Äolsharfe; Der Gang zum Liebchen First maturity Wehe, so willst du mich wieder; Wie bist du, meine Königin; Bernarda Fink Hanno Müller-Brachmann 2 songs from Die schöne Magelone Established in Vienna Dämmrung senkte sich von oben; Regenlied; Ach, wende diesen Blick; Meine Liebe ist grün The last twenty years Therese; Mit vierzig Jahren ist der Berg ersteigen; Sapphische Ode; Kein Haus, keine Heimat; Schön war, das ich dir weihte; Auf dem Kirchhofe; Auf die Nacht in der Spinnstuben; 3 Volkslieder; Denn es gehet dem Menschen; Wenn ich mit Menschen- und mit Engelzungen redete Three outstanding Brahmsians and Wigmore Hall regulars join forces for a programme that encompasses the wide creative breadth and expressive eloquence of the composer’s work.

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TUESDAY 14 JANUARY 7.30 PM Chamber Music Season

Expect sparks of inspiration to fly from the partnership of two utterly compelling performers. Renaud Capuçon and Khatia Buniatishvili share in common a feeling for music’s psychological depths, for its ineffable ability to touch audiences and transcend mundane troubles. Their programme combines the expressive depths of Bartók’s Second Violin Sonata with Beethoven’s joyful meditation on nature and Brahms’s lyrical Violin Sonata in A major.

Julia Wesley

Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Op. 100 Bartók Violin Sonata No. 2 Sz. 76 Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Op. 24 ‘Spring’

Mat Hennek

Renaud Capuçon violin Khatia Buniatishvili piano

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Renaud Capuçon

Khatia Buniatishvili

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WEDNESDAY 15 JANUARY 7.30 PM Song Recital Series Sim Canetty Clarke

Schubert Winterreise

Sim Canetty Clarke

Gerald Finley bass-baritone Julius Drake piano

£18 £25 £30 £35

Over the past quarter century Gerald Finley has matured in stature to become one of the finest singers of our time, in demand at the world’s leading opera houses to sing everything from Mozart to Wagner, Handel to John Adams. The Canadian bass-baritone’s concern for the expressive flavour and emotional tone of words is matched by his fearless ability to reveal vivid psychological landscapes in song. Finley’s Wigmore Hall Residency opens with a work that Gerald Finley Julius Drake might have been made with his voice and spiritual temperament in mind, bringing Winterreise to London as part of an international tour with Julius Drake. It continues with works by Sibelius and Liszt (29 March) before returning to late Schubert at the end of May (31 May) and a chance to hear this majestic artist’s latest thoughts on Schwanengesang. This concert will be approximately 1 hour 15 minutes in duration, without an interval

Gerald Finley Residency

THURSDAY 16 JANUARY 5.00 PM – 6.15 PM Wigmore Hall Learning Event

Introduction to Russian Music 2 See page 7 for full details

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THURSDAY 16 JANUARY 7.30 PM Early Music and Baroque Series Marco Borggreve

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Richard Egarr harpsichord Handel Suite No. 3 in D minor HWV428 Bach English Suite No. 4 in F BWV809 Handel Suite No. 5 in E HWV430 Bach English Suite No. 6 in D minor BWV811 Po-faced purism is definitely not among the features of Richard Egarr’s approach to Baroque music. His innate feeling for the present moment, for the unrepeatable now in performance, brings spontaneity and risk-taking to his interpretations as harpsichord soloist and conductor. For this recital he turns to the music of two supreme keyboard wizards, exploring the stylistic contrasts and coincidences of near-contemporary suites by Bach and Handel.

Richard Egarr

FRIDAY 17 JANUARY 1.00 PM Chamber Music Season

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ECMA Showcase See overleaf for full details FRIDAY 17 JANUARY 7.30 PM Chamber Music Season Benjamin Ealovega

Marco Borggreve

Mark Padmore tenor Craig Ogden guitar Steven Osborne piano Heath Quartet*

£15 £20 £25 £30

Tippett: A Retrospective Tippett The Blue Guitar; Piano Sonata No. 4; Songs for Achilles; String Quartet No. 4 Craig Ogden

Steven Osborne

Sussie Ahlburg

Mark Padmore

Tippett’s musical style and aesthetic outlook evolved to embrace single-movement forms and bold self-quotation during the three decades that separate his third and fourth quartets. The Fourth String Quartet, a masterpiece of thematic concision and concentration, The Blue Guitar (1982– 3) and Fourth Piano Sonata make ideal companions to Songs for Achilles, first performed by Peter Pears and Julian Bream in 1961. The Spotlight on Steven Osborne Series is supported by Dunard Fund

* WIGMORE HALL EMERGING T A L E N T Supported by Mayfield Valley Arts Trust

Spotlight on Steven Osborne /Tippett: A Retrospective

Heath Quartet

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EUROPEAN CHAMBER MUSIC ACADEMY SHOWCASE The ECMA Showcase has been supported by a gift from the estates of the late Thomas and Betty Elton in memory of Sigmund Elton

The European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA) was established in 2004 by Hatto Beyerle, co-founder and violist of the Alban Berg Quartet. Its mission is to promote and nurture today’s aspiring chamber music ensembles, especially string quartets and piano trios. The Academy stands as an association of European music education institutions and festivals, which provides ongoing training opportunities for its young ensembles and offers students a comprehensive mix of theoretical and practical tuition. Friday 17 January 1.00 pm

Wu String Quartet Streeton Trio Britten String Quartet No. 2 in C Op. 36 Brahms Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor Op. 101 Wigmore Hall’s vision for chamber music’s flourishing future embraces the encouragement of outstanding young ensembles, not least through its close association with the European Chamber Music Academy. This lunchtime concert brings together two ECMA participants, the Wu String Quartet, winners of the 2012 V. E. Rimbotti String Quartet Competition, and the Streeton Trio, one of Australia’s finest chamber groups.

Wu String Quartet

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Streeton Trio


Saturday 18 January 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

ECMA Masterclass Artistic Director and founder of ECMA, Professor Hatto Beyerle, gives a masterclass on Mozart’s String Quartet in D K575, with the Wu String Quartet. Wigmore Hall Learning Event Saturday 18 January 4.00 pm

Cuarteto Quiroga Haydn String Quartet in Eb Op. 20 No. 1 György Kurtág Officium breve Op. 28 Mozart String Quartet in Eb K428 Spain has produced several outstanding string quartets in recent years, nurturing refined qualities of chamber music-making on home soil and encouraging the finest young ensembles to study with leading international teachers. Cuarteto Quiroga’s strong collective artistic character reflects the free spirits and energy of its members. It also bears witness to lasting lessons learned from Rainer Schmidt in Madrid and Hatto Beyerle at the European Chamber Music Academy.

Cuarteto Quiroga

Sunday 19 January 4.00 pm

Nightingale String Quartet Bartók String Quartet No. 2 Op. 17 Beethoven String Quartet in E minor Op. 59 No. 2 ‘Razumovsky’ Founded in 2007, the Nightingale String Quartet has won prizes at several international chamber music competitions. The young Danish ensemble has studied with Professor Tim Frederiksen at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and Professor Hatto Beyerle at the European Chamber Music Academy. The quartet’s name is inspired by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen’s story about the little nightingale. Nightingale String Quartet

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SATURDAY 18 JANUARY 11.00 AM & 4.00 PM Chamber Music Season

ECMA Showcase See page 13 for full details SATURDAY 18 JANUARY 7.30 PM Chamber Music Season Nancy Horowitz

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Vienna Piano Trio Beethoven Piano Trio in D Op. 70 No. 1 ‘Ghost’ Henze Kammersonate Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor Op. 49 Those familiar with the rich tone, dynamic power and committed artistry of the Vienna Piano Trio will naturally want to hear more of the group’s work. Its latest Wigmore Hall programme, cut from the finest repertoire cloth, is enriched by Henze’s youthful Kammersonate. Beethoven’s friend and pupil Carl Czerny famously observed how the slow movement of his teacher’s Piano Trio Op. 70 No. 1 reminded him of the appearance of Banquo’s ghost in Macbeth, thereby hatching the work’s enduring nickname.

Vienna Piano Trio

SUNDAY 19 JANUARY 11.30 AM Coffee Concert

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Trio Goya Haydn Piano Trio in A b HXV:14 Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor Op. 1 No. 3 Haydn Piano Trio in C HXV:27 Haydn attended the première of Beethoven’s three Op. 1 piano trios at Prince Lichnowsky’s palace in Vienna in August 1795. History records that Haydn said many fine things about the young composer’s works; Beethoven, however, took offence at Haydn’s mild reservations about the C minor trio’s complexities. Trio Goya, performing on period instruments, offers the chance to hear the two men’s work in context in this recital, inviting audiences to consider their piano trios with fresh and open ears. Trio Goya

SUNDAY 19 JANUARY 4.00 PM Chamber Music Season

ECMA Showcase See page 13 for full details

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SUNDAY 19 JANUARY 7.30 PM Kirckman Concert Society Series

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Jianing Kong piano Schubert Piano Sonata in A D959 Bach Aria variata BWV989 Chopin 12 Études Op. 25 Acclaimed Chinese pianist Jianing Kong, prize winner of the 2009 Leeds International Piano Competition, makes his Wigmore Hall recital debut with a diverse programme ranging from Bach’s rarely heard but wonderfully Renaissance-sounding Aria variata to Chopin’s Op. 25 Études, a colourful set of twelve contrasting sound paintings alternating between lyricism, passion, elegance and meditation; while Schubert’s great A major Sonata confronts the fear of death with poetic exaltation and otherworldly beauty. Kirckman Concert Society/Sarah Gordon Concert Management Supported by LankellyChase Foundation Jianing Kong

MONDAY 20 JANUARY 1.00 PM BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

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Vienna Piano Trio Beethoven Piano Trio in E b Op. 70 No. 2 Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor Op. 66 Beethoven composed his Op. 70 piano trios in honour of Countess Anna Maria Erdödy, perhaps to restore their friendship after a quarrel in the spring of 1809. Carl Czerny claimed that Beethoven was inspired to write the fiery finale of the Piano Trio Op. 70 No. 2 after watching a galloping horse. The Vienna Piano Trio’s BBC Lunchtime programme pairs this magnificent work with Mendelssohn’s 30-minute Piano Trio in C minor of 1845. Vienna Piano Trio

MONDAY 20 JANUARY 7.30 PM Song Recital Series Nikolaus Karlinsky

Angelika Kirchschlager mezzo-soprano Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano Brahms Mein Mädel hat einen Rosenmund; Soll sich der Mond nicht heller scheinen; Da unten im Tale; Feinsliebchen; Intermezzo in A (for solo piano); Meine Liebe ist grün; Über die Heide; Der Gang zum Liebchen; Nachtwandler; Versunken; O komme, holde Sommernacht; Therese; Von ewiger Liebe Liszt Im Rhein, im schönen Strome; Vergiftet sind meine Lieder; Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh; Consolation No. 3 in Db (for solo piano); Es war ein König in Thule; O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst; Die drei Zigeuner; Der du von dem Himmel bist

£18 £25 £30 £35

Angelika Kirchschlager

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Nature imagery, folksongs, medieval legend and contemplations of love, life and death helped shape the world of Brahms’s songs. This recital is given by two artists with the sensibility and skills required to bring out the full range of colours and nuanced inflections of works such as ‘Über die Heide’ and ‘Meine Liebe ist grün’, the exquisite melancholy of ‘Nachtwandler’ and the sense of pain and rejection contained within ‘Von ewiger Liebe’. Their programme also explores Liszt’s Lieder in a second half powered by the emotional force of German Romanticism.

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TUESDAY 21 JANUARY 7.30 PM Song Recital Series

Christoph Prégardien tenor Michael Gees piano Loewe Der Nöck Schubert Der Zwerg Liszt Es war ein König in Thule Loewe Erlkönig Lachner Die Meerfrau Michael Gees Der Zauberlehrling Liszt Die Loreley Wolf Ritter Kurts Brautfahrt Lachner Der wunde Ritter Wilhelm Killmayer Schön-Rohtraut Lachner Ein Traumbild Loewe Edward Schumann Belsazar Loewe Tom der Reimer Wolf Der Feuerreiter

Hermann & Clärchen Baus

£18 £25 £30 £35

Carl Loewe practically invented the art ballad, an epic vocal genre in which supernatural powers and mysterious happenings routinely determine the fate of humankind. Christoph Prégardien’s programme conjures up the extraordinary happenings and narrative twists central to the ballad at its best, placing familiar masterworks by Schubert, Schumann and Wolf in company with rarities by Lachner and more recent works by Wilhelm Killmayer and Michael Gees. Christoph Prégardien and Michael Gees

La Nuova Musica Lucy Crowe soprano (as Issipile) John Mark Ainsley tenor (as Tonante) Lawrence Zazzo countertenor (as Giasone) Flavio Ferri-Benedetti countertenor (as Learco)

£18 £25 £30 £35

Graeme Robertson

WEDNESDAY 22 JANUARY 7.00 PM NB starting time Early Music and Baroque Series

mezzo-soprano to be announced (as Eurinome)

Rebecca Bottone soprano (as Rodope) David Bates director Conti Issipile Pietro Metastasio’s three-act tragedy Issipile, partially based on the legend of Jason and the Argonauts, was first set to music by Francesco Conti and performed in Vienna in 1732, a few months before the composer’s La Nuova Musica death. Conti’s operas for the Habsburg court were highly esteemed during his lifetime, not least thanks to their direct emotional impact and dramatic writing. Issipile marked a change in Conti’s late style, distinguished by substantial arias for high voices, strong female characters, elegant accompanied recitative and vivacious writing for strings. La Nuova Musica and its charismatic music director David Bates, known for the passion of their historically informed music-making, are joined by an outstanding cast for the first performance of Conti’s majestic work since its year of composition. This concert will be approximately 3 hours 15 minutes in duration, with 2 intervals

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THURSDAY 23 JANUARY 11.00 AM – 12 NOON Wigmore Hall Learning Event

£2.50

Key Stage 2 Schools Concert Songs of No Man’s Land based on the book War Game by Michael Foreman Presenter Rus Pearson and musicians from Britten Sinfonia take you on a journey with a group of boys from the east of England who travel to the trenches of northern France. On Christmas Day 1914 something remarkable happens as the German and British armies stop fighting and meet in the middle of no man’s land. The enemies talk, play football and become friends. But the war isn’t over, the two sides resume fighting and the group of Suffolk lads are ordered to charge across no man’s land ... Combining existing repertoire and a new commission by Emily Hall, Songs of No Man’s Land explores the themes of friendship, loss and remembrance which surround the Great War. In partnership with Britten Sinfonia

Wigmore Hall’s Schools Programme is supported by The Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust and The Monument Trust

THURSDAY 23 JANUARY 5.00 PM – 6.15 PM Wigmore Hall Learning Event

Series ticket price £24

Introduction to Russian Music 3 See page 7 for full details THURSDAY 23 JANUARY 7.30 PM Contemporary Music Series

JACK Quartet * Crawford Seeger String Quartet Christopher Trapani New work (world première)† Brian Ferneyhough Exordium Julian Anderson String Quartet No. 1 ‘Light Music’ (London première) Raˇdulescu String Quartet No. 5 ‘before the universe was born’ (London première)

Henrik Olund

£15 £20 £25 £30

† Commissioned by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation The JACK Quartet’s concerts prove time and again that we belong to a golden JACK Quartet age of chamber music composition, one in which creative diversity and difference are encouraged and celebrated. This programme, devised by Wigmore Hall’s Composer in Residence Julian Anderson, opens with a seminal work composed in 1931 by Ohio-born Ruth Crawford Seeger, the first woman to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship, and closes with the long-awaited UK première of Horat‚iu Raˇdulescu’s evocatively titled Fifth String Quartet of 1995. Brian Ferneyhough’s wild Exordium, written in honour of Elliott Carter’s 100th birthday in 2008, stands in bold contrast to Julian Anderson’s ‘Light Music’ and the world première of a new score by Christopher Trapani, winner of the 2007 Gaudeamus Prize. * WIGMORE HALL EMERGING T A L E N T Supported by Mayfield Valley Arts Trust

CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust www.cavatina.net

CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust supports free tickets for 8 –25 year olds at selected concerts. To book for this concert as part of Wigmore Hall’s young people’s programme, please contact the Box Office and quote ‘CHAMBER ZONE’.

Julian Anderson Composer in Residence

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FRIDAY 24 JANUARY 7.30 PM Early Music and Baroque Series

Roberto Ifarelli

£15 £20 £25 £30

Sara Mingardo contralto Stefano Montanari harpsichord A programme of Venetian vocal works by Galuppi, Marcello and Vivaldi

The Venetian contralto Sara Mingardo has helped spearhead the revival of Italian baroque music over the past quarter century, working closely with such pioneering period-instrument groups as Concerto Italiano, the Accademia degli Astrusi, Ensemble Matheus and the Sara Mingardo Stefano Montanari Venice Baroque Orchestra. Following her critically acclaimed performance of Pergolesi’s Salve Regina in September 2012, she returns to Wigmore Hall with a programme of vocal works created in Vivaldi’s Venice. SATURDAY 25 JANUARY 3.00 PM – 4.00 PM Wigmore Hall Learning Event

£7 Adults £5 Children

Family Concert Songs of No Man’s Land based on the book War Game by Michael Foreman For age 7 plus A repeat of the Songs of No Man’s Land schools concert, for families (see page 17 for full details) In partnership with Britten Sinfonia Wigmore Hall’s Family Programme is supported by Mayfield Valley Arts Trust, The Monument Trust and The Andor Charitable Trust

SATURDAY 25 JANUARY 7.00 PM NB starting time Chamber Music Season Dallas Kilponen

Nash Ensemble Latonia Moore soprano Kim Criswell mezzo-soprano Roderick Williams baritone Roger Vignoles piano

£18 £25 £30 £35

American Song Latonia Moore

Kim Criswell Benjamin Ealovega

Benjamin Ealovega

Copland Old American Songs: The Boatmen’s Dance; Long Time Ago; The Little Horses; At the River Ives Songs: In the Alley; The Greatest Man; The Circus Band Barber Dover Beach for baritone and string quartet Gershwin Songs from Porgy and Bess including: Summertime; My Man’s Gone Now; Bess, You Is My Woman Now; I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’ Bernstein Broadway Songs from On the Town, Wonderful Town, West Side Story Gershwin Lullaby for string quartet Weill Broadway songs (arr. for voice and ensemble)

Roderick Williams

Roger Vignoles

The Nash Ensemble and an array of guest singers celebrate America in song, with Copland folk song arrangements, songs by the visionary Charles Ives, Samuel Barber’s evocative setting of Matthew Arnold’s Dover Beach, songs from Gershwin’s operatic masterpiece Porgy and Bess, and hit numbers from the musicals of Bernstein and Weill. Nash Ensemble American Series

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SATURDAY 25 JANUARY 10.00 PM NB starting time Chamber Music Season

£12.50 concessions £10

Joshua Rifkin piano Scott Joplin Rags Joshua Rifkin, the pianist and musicologist whose recordings brought the piano rags of Scott Joplin to the attention of a worldwide audience, gives a late-night recital of a selection of Joplin’s elegant and finely polished gems. The son of a former slave and a free-born black woman, Joplin punched through the barriers of prejudice and poverty to become America’s greatest ragtime composer. Nash Ensemble American Series Joshua Rifkin

£12.50 concessions £10 inc. programme & coffee/sherry/juice

Mozart Violin Sonata in G K301 Janácˇek Violin Sonata Dvorˇák Four Romantic Pieces Op. 75 Rózsa Variations on a Hungarian Peasant Song Op. 4 Traces of local and national identity sound in each of the pieces in this Coffee Concert. Jennifer Pike and Tom Poster open with Mozart’s G major Violin Sonata of 1778, complete with German dance rhythms. Janácˇek’s Violin Sonata reflects on the carnage of the First World War and hopes for Czech independence in peacetime, while Miklós Rózsa’s Variations boldly project its Hungarian folksong inheritance.

Hanya Chlala

Jennifer Pike violin Tom Poster piano

Eric Richmond

SUNDAY 26 JANUARY 11.30 AM Coffee Concert

Jennifer Pike

Tom Poster

Supported by John and Amy Ford

SUNDAY 26 JANUARY 4.00 PM Song Recital Series

Russell Duncan

Songlives: Rachmaninov

Paul Foster-Williams

Katherine Broderick soprano Andrei Bondarenko baritone Malcolm Martineau piano

£12.50 concessions £10

Rachmaninov At the gates of the holy abode; Oh no, I beg you, forsake me not; Morning; Oh thou, my field; Child, thou art as beautiful as a flower; Brooding; The dream; I wait for thee; The isle; Oh, do not grieve; Katherine Broderick Andrei Bondarenko Malcolm Martineau Fragment from Musset; Melody; Night; There are many sounds; He took all from me; Two partings; Christ is risen; All things pass by; Letter to K. S. Stanislavsky; Discord; To her; A dream Katherine Broderick and Andrei Bondarenko explore treasures from Rachmaninov’s capacious song output, the growth of which began during his student years in Moscow and came to an abrupt halt following his decision to quit Russia in the revolutionary year of 1917. The soul of Russia, romantic yearning, the natural world and nostalgia are among the themes that permeate the composer’s choice of poetry. Songlives

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SUNDAY 26 JANUARY 7.30 PM Song Recital Series

Daniel Pasche

Beethoven La partenza; In questa tomba oscura; Hoffnung; L’amante impatiente Reichardt Canzon, s’al dolce loco; Erano i capei d’oro a l’aura sparsi; O poggi, o valli, o fiumi, o selve, o campi; Più volte già dal bel sembiante umano; Dico ch’ad ora ad ora; Pace non trovo; Di tempo in tempo mi si fa men dura; Or che ’l ciel et la terra e ’l vento tace Brahms Alte Liebe; Sommerfäden; O kühler Wald; Verzagen; Unüberwindlich Liszt Ein Fichtenbaum steht einsam; Anfangs wollt’ ich fast verzagen; In Liebeslust; Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen aß; Lieder aus Schillers Wilhelm Tell; Die Loreley; Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh; Wieder möcht ich dir begegnen; Die drei Zigeuner

Marco Borggreve

Luca Pisaroni bass-baritone Wolfram Rieger piano

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Luca Pisaroni

Wolfram Rieger

Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni surged to international prominence at the Salzburg Festival a decade ago and is now in demand at the world’s leading opera houses. Pisaroni’s programme includes a fascinating group of Italian songs by Johann Friedrich Reichardt, a close friend of the philosopher Immanuel Kant and firebrand supporter of the French Revolution.

Florian Boesch baritone Malcolm Martineau piano Schubert Prometheus; Gesänge des Harfners; Grenzen der Menschheit; Wandrers Nachtlied I Wolf Drei Gedichte von Michelangelo; Prometheus

£12.50 concessions £10 Lukas Beck

MONDAY 27 JANUARY 1.00 PM BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Florian Boesch, a frequent performer at Wigmore Hall, was inspired in his early years by listening to recordings of Hans Hotter and went on to study with the great German bass-baritone’s pupil, Robert Holl. ‘The romantic poets were committed to living extreme emotions, and for them anything else was not valid,’ notes Boesch. ‘So when I perform it’s as if I’m lying alone on a couch and looking into my own soul.’ Florian Boesch

MONDAY 27 JANUARY 7.30 PM Keyboard Charitable Trust Prizewinners’ Concert Series

London-based Australian/British pianist Jayson Gillham captured the hearts and interest of music lovers across Britain with his performances in the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition. As a finalist he performed Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto with the Hallé and conductor Sir Mark Elder at Leeds Town Hall. Elder commented on Jayson’s playing: ‘He makes a very strong, firm sound, different from all the others [the other finalists]. He plays Beethoven in a very open, honest, secure way – with a sort of “glow” … Always a lovely sound – gorgeous.’ Lisa Peacock Concert Management Keyboard Charitable Trust (Reg. Charity No. 1017036)

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Jayson Gillham piano Beethoven 2 Rondos Op. 51: No. 1 in C; No. 2 in G; Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Op. 101 Schumann Études symphoniques Op. 13 (with posthumous Études)

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Jayson Gillham


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TUESDAY 28 JANUARY 7.30 PM Song Recital Series

Mauro Peter tenor Helmut Deutsch piano Schubert Die schöne Müllerin D795 Over a century after the first British performance of Die schöne Müllerin, given at Wigmore Hall in June 1903, Mauro Peter offers his vision of Schubert’s late masterwork. Peter’s artistry as a Lieder interpreter has evolved in close partnership with his former teacher Helmut Deutsch, with whom he made a sensational debut at the 2012 Schwarzenberg Schubertiade performing Die schöne Müllerin.

Franziska Schrödinger

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This concert will be approximately 1 hour 10 minutes in duration, without an interval

Mauro Peter

Helmut Deutsch

For Crying Out Loud! For parents and babies up to 1 year old A highly popular programme for new parents and their babies, with musicians from the Royal Academy of Music. Each lasting 45 minutes, parents can enjoy a programme of beautiful chamber music in a calm and accommodating environment. Although the music will be appropriate for babies, these concerts are introduced for parents and are not interactive.

www.benjaminharte.co.uk

WEDNESDAY 29 JANUARY 11.00 AM repeated at 12.30 PM Wigmore Hall Learning Event £6 per adult – babies come for free

WEDNESDAY 29 JANUARY 7.30 PM Chamber Music Season

The Endellion String Quartet David Adams viola

Eric Richmond

The Endellion String Quartet 35th Anniversary Series

£15 £20 £25 £30

Beethoven String Quartet in Bb Op. 18 No. 6 Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3 in F Op. 73 Mozart String Quintet in D K593

The Endellion String Quartet

David Adams

The Endellions are joined by their friend David Adams for Mozart’s glorious late String Quintet in D, one of the greatest delights of the chamber repertoire. Shostakovich’s Third String Quartet speaks to us with profound immediacy and power, his dark unmistakable tones reflecting on casualties of war and the tragedy of life in Stalin’s empire. The creative sparkle, imagination and mastery of Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18 No. 6 amount to a wonderful programme opener. THURSDAY 30 JANUARY 5.00 PM – 6.15 PM Wigmore Hall Learning Event

Series ticket price £24

Introduction to Russian Music 4 See page 7 for full details

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THURSDAY 30 JANUARY 7.30 PM Early Music and Baroque Series Clive Barda

Classical Opera Ian Page conductor Matthew Rose bass

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‘Se vuol ballare’ Haydn Symphony No. 47 in G Haydn Arias: Son vecchio, son furbo from Le pescatrici; Non v’è rimedio from L’infedeltà delusa; Già la morte in manto nero from La vera costanza; Salva, salva ... aiuto, aiuto from La fedeltà premiata Mozart Symphony No. 15 in G K124 Mozart Arias: Ella vuole ed io torrei & Ubriaco non son io from La finta semplice K51; Wer hungrig beider Tafel sitzt & Ihr Mächtigen seht ungerührt from Zaide K344; Se vuol ballare from Le nozze di Figaro K492

Matthew Rose

Ian Page

Matthew Rose, one of the most exciting singers of his generation, joins Ian Page and Classical Opera for a delightful programme of Mozart and Haydn. A diverse array of operatic characters includes a wily old fisherman and a drunken aristocrat who is petrified of women, and the concert concludes with Figaro’s famous ‘Se vuol ballare’. The programme also includes a charming early Mozart symphony and one of Haydn’s greatest middle-period symphonies, whose minuet and trio is an exact musical palindrome.

FRIDAY 31 JANUARY 7.30 PM Chamber Music Season

Schubert Birthday Concert

Frank Jerke

ATOS Trio

£15 £20 £25 £30

Schubert Piano Trio No. 1 in B b D898 Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in E b D929 Germany’s ATOS Trio, founded in 2003 by violinist Annette von Hehn, cellist Stefan Heinemeyer and pianist Thomas Hoppe, is driven by the desire to apply the spirit and nuance of string quartet playing to the piano trio repertoire. The group appears at Wigmore Hall for the second time this season to explore Schubert’s two great piano trios, written about a year before his death. As companion pieces heard in a single programme, the E flat and B flat trios bear witness to their composer’s remarkable inventive powers and uncanny ability to convey contrasting moods and expressive characteristics. ATOS Trio

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Music for Life: Dementia Awareness Training Day Wednesday 8 January 2014, 10 am – 5 pm Are you a professional musician who enjoys improvising and creative music making? Are you interested in working with people living with dementia? Music for Life is a project pioneering and developing interactive music workshops for people living with dementia, with work taking place in residential homes and special day care centres. The project aims to enhance the quality of life of its participants and demonstrate to carers the emotional, social and physical potential of people in their care. It focuses on people who can be isolated and disempowered as a result of the advanced stage of their dementia. This one-day training and dissemination session will introduce the values and ethos of the Music for Life programme and principles of person-centred care. You will gain a practical understanding of the musical and communication skills relevant to working with people living with dementia. As a group, you will explore and experiment with improvised music, looking at ways to apply your own abilities and develop musical language in this context. The cost of the training day is £50. For more information on Music for Life and to apply for a place, please contact: Kate Whitaker, Project Manager, Music for Life 020 7258 8248 kwhitaker@wigmore-hall.org.uk Music for Life was founded by Linda Rose in 1993 and developed in association with Jewish Care, Dementia UK, and a growing team of musicians. Music for Life is now managed by Wigmore Hall. Photo by Nina Large


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Wigmore Hall January 2014 Concert Diary  

Wigmore Hall January 2014 Concert Diary