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Midsummer Music in the Chilterns

With pianist Paul Lewis, cellist Bjorg Lewis and friends. Bach: Partita No 1. Mozart: Clarinet Quintet. Schubert: The Shepherd on the Rock. Dvorak: Piano Trio No 4 'Dumky'.

Midsummer Music in the Chilterns. In Concert tonight comes from the church of St Mary Magdalene, Latimer in the Chilterns. This is the intimate setting for Midsummer Music, a chamber music festival artistically directed by the renowned pianist Paul Lewis and his cellist wife, Bjørg. Each summer they invite some musicians they both admire to programme works that inspire them.
Presented by Georgia Mann.

J S Bach: Partita No.1 in B flat major, BWV.825
Paul Lewis (piano)

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581
Richard Hosford (clarinet); Isabelle van Keulen, Alexander Sitkovetsky (violins); Scott Dickinson (viola); Bjørg Lewis (cello)

approx 8.15pm INTERVAL MUSIC
Alfred Brendel, who was Paul Lewis's mentor and who is giving a talk about playing Mozart as part of Midsummer Music, plays Mozart's Piano Concerto in B flat, K 238, in a recording he made with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields as part of their ground-breaking complete Mozart Piano Concertos set.

Schubert: The Shepherd on the Rock, D.965
Nika Gorič (soprano); Richard Hosford (clarinet); Marianna Shirinyan (piano)

Dvorak: Piano Trio No.4 in E minor Op.90 (Dumky)
Alexander Sitkovetsky (violins); Bjørg Lewis (cello); Marianna Shirinyan (piano).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Johann Sebastian Bach

      Partita No. 1

      Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Clarinet Quintet In A Major

      Performer: Richard Hosford. Performer: Isabelle van Keulen. Performer: Alexander Sitkovetsky. Performer: Scott Dickinson. Performer: Bjorg Lewis.
  • Interval

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Piano Concerto No. 6 in B flat

      Performer: Alfred Brendel. Orchestra: Academy Of St Martin In The Field. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
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      • 4.
  • Part 2

    • Franz Schubert

      The Shepherd on the Rock

      Singer: Nika Goric. Performer: Richard Hosford. Performer: Marianna Shirinyan.
    • Antonín Dvořák

      Trio No. 4 'Dumky'

      Performer: Alexander Sitkovetsky. Performer: Bjorg Lewis. Performer: Marianna Shirinyan.
  • Post-concert

    • Gerald Finzi

      Romance, Op.11

      Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
      • Finzi: Concertos: Little/Wallfisch/RLPO/CLS/Handley/Hickox.
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    • Ralph Vaughan Williams

      Lord, thou hast been our refuge

      Performer: Alison Balsom. Performer: Douglas Tang. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Director: Stephen Cleobury.


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