Wednesday 13 April 2016 1:00PM

Britten Sinfonia

Bartók, Bryce Dessner and Schumann


There is a pre-concert talk ahead of this concert at 1:00pm


  • Britten Sinfonia
  • Thomas Gould violin
  • Clare Finnimore viola
  • Caroline Dearnley cello
  • Huw Watkins piano

Bryce Dessner, known to many as the guitarist from The National, has been leading a double life as a prolific composer and curator in the realm of creative new music.

His compositions, marked by a keen sensitivity to instrumental colour and texture, feature in this hour-long programme alongside Bartók’s folklore-inspired Duos and Schumann’s evergreen Piano Quartet.

  • Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
      • Duos for 2 violins BB104
        • XIV. Parnas-tanc (Cushion Dance)
        • XVII. Menetelo nota (Marching Song)
        • XXVIII. Bankodas (Sorrow)
        • XXXVI. Szol a duda (Bagpipes)
        • XLIII. Pizzicato
  • Bryce Dessner (b.1978)
        • EL Chan (London première) [1]
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
        • Piano Quartet in E flat major Op. 47
  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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