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Adventures with a viola

Live from Wigmore Hall, violist Lawrence Power performs music by François Couperin, Poulenc, Ravel plus the UK premiere of Thomas Adès's Three Berceuses. With Andrew McGregor

From Wigmore Hall, London, presented by Andrew McGregor.

Lawrence Power is one of today’s foremost violists, in demand worldwide as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber music partner. Along with his long-time recital partner, the pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips, he brings a programme of stunning variety with music spanning over 300 years. Fervent champions of contemporary music, they include the UK premiere of a new work by Thomas Adès, co-commissioned by the Verbier Festival, Moritzburg Festival, BBC, UKARIA and supported by the Viola Commissioning Circle.

Arthur Benjamin: Le Tombeau de Ravel
Thomas Adès: 3 Berceuses (UK première)
Poulenc: Violin Sonata
Plus works by François Couperin, Ravel & Stravinsky

Lawrence Power (violin and viola)
Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)

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57 minutes

Music Played

  • François Couperin

    Prelude form Premiere Suite pour viole

    Performer: Lawrence Power. Performer: Simon Crawford‐Phillips.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Menuet from Le tombeau de Couperin

    Performer: Lawrence Power. Performer: Simon Crawford‐Phillips.
  • Arthur Benjamin

    Le tombeau de Ravel

    Performer: Lawrence Power. Performer: Simon Crawford‐Phillips.
  • Thomas Adès

    Three Berceuses from The Exterminating Angel

    Performer: Lawrence Power. Performer: Simon Crawford‐Phillips.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Tombeau de Claude Debussy

    Performer: Simon Crawford‐Phillips.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Violin Sonata

    Performer: Lawrence Power. Performer: Simon Crawford‐Phillips.

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