Wednesday 24 February 2016 1:00PM

Britten Sinfonia

Donatoni, Daníel Bjarnason and Debussy


  • Britten Sinfonia
  • Emer McDonough flute
  • Clare Finnimore viola
  • Lucy Wakeford harp

Flute, viola and harp may not be the most familiar trio combination, but it certainly lends itself to the rich exploration of colour and harmonies typical of Debussy’s output.

A deeply expressive curiosity in soundscapes and association with visual art is also infused in the music of Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason, whose new work features alongside Debussy in this programme.

  • Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
        • Syrinx
  • Franco Donatoni (1927-2000)
        • Small II
  • Daníel Bjarnason (b.1979)
        • Parallel (London première) [1]
  • Franco Donatoni
        • Marches
  • Claude Debussy
        • Sonata for flute, viola and harp
  1. Co-commissioned by Britten Sinfonia with the support of donors to the Musically Gifted campaign, and by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation

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