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BRITTEN Lachrymae: Reflections on a Song of John Dowland Op.48 -
for viola and piano
J C BACH Quartet for Oboe and Strings in B flat
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Quintet in C minor
For violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano
In the 450th anniversary year of the birth of John Dowland, Ensemble 360 performs Britten’s atmospheric and suspenseful Lachrymae, meaning Tears, based on a song by the great Renaissance composer.
Johann Christian Bach was the youngest son of Johann Sebastian. His reputation in Milan as a composer of Italian opera led to an invitation to London, where he enjoyed royal patronage and huge public success. His jovial Oboe Quartet was originally written as a string quartet for a set commission by French publishers Sieber.
Vaughan Williams’s expressive and passionate Quintet in C minor, originally withdrawn but re-instated by his widow Ursula after the composer’s death, opens with a grand, sweeping statement reminiscent of Brahms.
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We asked the Friends of Music in the Round to comment on the pieces in the May Festival that they were most looking forward to hearing. Here are some of their comments about this concert:
"Bach is always so reassuring and steady - an interesting combination, too.”
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