Tuesday 18 June 1901 3:00PM

Alfred Redgrave Cripps piano; Florence Oliver contralto

JS Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and more


  • Alfred Redgrave Cripps piano* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Florence Oliver contralto* *Wigmore Hall Debut

Composer and pianist Alfred Redgrave Cripps is now remembered primarily for his settings of poems from A. E. Housman's A Shropshire Lad, though he can also be found writing on Chopin in an article in The Musical Times from 1914.

This afternoon concert marks his only appearance at Wigmore Hall, alongside British contralto Florence Oliver, who studied at the Royal College of Music and by 1901 had become well-received as a singer of English song and oratorio – an article in the Evening Express from 1895 describes her appearance in Parry's King Saul, ‘where her excellent treatment of a difficult and dramatic part – accepted at short notice – gained a warm eulogium from the eminent composer.’

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
        • Grand Fantaisie et Fugue
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
        • Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major Op. 101
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
        • Sapphische Ode Op. 94 No. 4
        • Meine Liebe ist grün Op. 63 No. 5
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Études symphoniques Op. 13
  • Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
      • Sea Pictures Op. 37
        • In Haven (Capri)
        • Where corals lie
  • Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
        • Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor Op. 58

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