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Brodsky Quartet, Lore Lixenberg, Cathal Breslin - COLF

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 24 June 2013

Live from the Drapers' Hall, London

The Brodsky Quartet are joined by Lore Lixenberg and Cathal Breslin in a concert of Elgar, Hammond and Osborne at the City of London Festival.

Philip Hammond: Chanson d'Automne
Elgar: Piano Quintet Op 84

8.10: Interval

Nigel Osborne and others: Trees, Walls, Cities for voice and string quartet (World première)

Brodsky Quartet
Lore Lixenberg, mezzo-soprano
Cathal Breslin, piano

The Brodsky Quartet return to Drapers' Hall, to present the world première of Trees, Walls and Cities - a specially commissioned song-cycle which links the eight 'walled' cities of Derry, London, Utrecht, Berlin, Vienna, Dubrovnik, Nicosia and Jerusalem. Eight composers, Theo Verbey, Isidora Zebeljan, Gerald Resch, Yannis Kyriakides, Habib Shehadeh Hanna, Jocelyn Pook, Christopher Norby and Søren Nils Eichberg have worked with either an existing text or a neighbouring poet, with linking material created by Nigel Osborne. Northern Irish composer, Philip Hammond's single movement work, Chanson d'Automne, for string quartet and mezzo soprano opens the concert and Elgar's Piano Quintet, composed in 1918 at the end of the Great War and full of nostalgia for a world that had changed forever, completes the first half.

Music Played

12 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • City of London Festival part 1

    • Image for Philip Hammond
      00:00

      Philip Hammond Chanson d'automne for mezzo-soprano and string quartet

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Image for Edward Elgar
      00:00

      Edward Elgar Quintet in A minor Op.84 for piano and strings

      Performer: Cathal Breslin Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

  • Interval

    • Image for Edward Elgar
      00:00

      Edward Elgar From the Bavarian Highlands (selection)

      Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: London Symphony Chorus Performer: Richard Hickox

  • City of London Festival part 2 - Trees, Walls, Cities: Song Cycle (world premiere)

    • Image for Christopher Norby
      00:00

      Christopher Norby Once there was an Island (Derry-Londonderry)

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Image for Jocelyn Pook
      00:00

      Jocelyn Pook Pyramus and Thisbe (London)

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Image for Theo Verbey
      00:00

      Theo Verbey Der Garten des Paracelsus (Utrecht)

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Image for Søren Nils Eichberg
      00:00

      Søren Nils Eichberg Just Outside (Berlin)

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Image for Gerald Resch
      00:00

      Gerald Resch Wien, Flakturm Esterhazy-Park (Vienna)

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Image for Isidora Žebeljan
      00:00

      Isidora Žebeljan When God was creating Dubrovnik (Dubrovnik)

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Image for Yannis Kyriakides
      00:00

      Yannis Kyriakides Walls have Ears (Nicosia)

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Image for Hanna Habib Shehadeh
      00:00

      Hanna Habib Shehadeh Song of Songs (Jerusalem)

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Image for Nigel Osborne
      00:00

      Nigel Osborne Prelude, Interludes, Postlude for string quartet

      Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

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