Wednesday 22 December 2021 7:30PM

Wigmore Soloists

Bliss, Brahms and Ferguson


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This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


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  • Wigmore Soloists
  • Isabelle van Keulen viola, violin
  • Michael Collins clarinet

In January the ensemble made its Wigmore Hall debut to an audience at home with the popular Schubert Octet, subsequently returning to play music by Bartók, Dohnányi and Reinecke before a live audience. Tonight’s programme from a group consisting of leading soloists sees them take on two works by British composers, Arthur Bliss’s quintet of 1932 and Howard Ferguson’s 1933 octet, which paradoxically began life as a clarinet quintet: its first performance was arranged by Ferguson’s colleague Bliss.

  • Howard Ferguson (1908-1999)
      • Octet Op. 4
  • Arthur Bliss (1891-1975)
      • Clarinet Quintet F20
  • Interval
  • Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
      • Serenade in D Op. 11 for nonet

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