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Brodsky Quartet, Lore Lixenberg, Cathal Breslin - COLF

The Brodsky Quartet are joined by mezzo Lore Lixenberg and pianist Cathal Breslin in a concert of Elgar, Hammond and Osborne at the 2013 City of London Festival.

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.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • City of London Festival part 1

    • Philip Hammond

      Chanson d'automne for mezzo-soprano and string quartet

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Edward Elgar

      Quintet in A minor Op.84 for piano and strings

      Performer: Cathal Breslin Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

  • Interval

    • 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)

    • Christopher Norby

      Once there was an Island (Derry-Londonderry)

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Jocelyn Pook

      Pyramus and Thisbe (London)

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Theo Verbey

      Der Garten des Paracelsus (Utrecht)

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Søren Nils Eichberg

      Just Outside (Berlin)

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Gerald Resch

      Wien, Flakturm Esterhazy-Park (Vienna)

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Isidora Žebeljan

      When God was creating Dubrovnik (Dubrovnik)

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Yannis Kyriakides

      Walls have Ears (Nicosia)

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Hanna Habib Shehadeh

      Song of Songs (Jerusalem)

      Performer: Lore Lixenberg Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

    • Nigel Osborne

      Prelude, Interludes, Postlude for string quartet

      Performer: Brodsky String Quartet

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