Friday 2 October 2020 1:00PM

Elena Urioste violin; Tom Poster piano

Simpson, C Schumann, Messiaen and more


This concert was live-streamed as part of the Wigmore Hall Autumn Series. The video is no longer online but other concerts are available to watch in full here: Wigmore Hall Concert Video Library


  • Elena Urioste violin
  • Tom Poster piano

The husband and wife duo present a concert with a wedding theme threaded throughout – Messiaen wrote the Thème et variations as a wedding present for his first wife; Grieg wrote his second violin sonata on honeymoon; Clara Schumann was of course half of the most celebrated of musical couples and quotes her husband Robert in the first Romance; and the Simpson and Grant works were written especially for Elena and Tom during their alternative lockdown honeymoon.

  • The Contemporary Music Series is supported by
  • Mark Simpson (b.1988)
        • An Essay of Love (live performance première)
  • Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
        • 3 Romances Op. 22
  • Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
        • Theme and Variations
  • Donald Grant (b.1980)
        • Bha là eile ann (There was a different day)
  • Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
        • Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Op. 13
  • Encore
  • Victor Young (1900-1956)
        • When I Fall in Love (as performed by Nat King Cole) (arr. Tom Poster)

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