Concert given by the Britten Sinfonia at the West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge. Simon Holt: Everything Turns Away. Schubert: Trout Quintet.
For the third in the most recent series of concerts "Britten Sinfonia at Lunch" Simon Holt creates a new piece to complement a performance of Schubert's celebrated "Trout" Quintet. Schubert's quintet is scored for the unusual combination of piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass and the fourth of its five movements is based on the famous Schubert song, Die Forelle - "The Trout" - from which the quintet takes its name.
In Simon Holt's new piece he takes up the challenge of writing for the same combination of instruments using them to depict the fall of Icarus.
Simon Holt: Everything Turns Away (World première tour)
Schubert: Trout Quintet
Members of Britten Sinfonia:
Jacqueline Shave violin
Martin Outram viola
Caroline Dearnley cello
Roger Linley double bass
Huw Watkins piano.