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PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No.7 in B flat Op.83
CHARLIE PIPER New Work for septet and narrator
BRAHMS String Sextet in G No.2 Op.36
Powerful images of love and war frame this exciting programme of piano and chamber music. Prokofiev's Seventh Piano Sonata was completed in 1942 and the composer himself described it as depicting 'the threatening atmosphere of a world that has lost its balance'. Brahms's Sextet in G was written at a time when he was infatuated with Agathe von Siebold, to whom he had briefly been engaged: Agathe is woven into the very fabric of the music –her name (A-G-A-[T]-H-E) forming one of the most important themes in this radiant work. Following two incredibly well-received works our Associate Composer, Charlie Piper’s latest work for mixed instrument septet and narrator explores different facets of contemporary conflict.
Pre-concert Talk, 6.15pm
Writer and broadcaster Roderick Swanston sets the scene for some of the outstanding music that will be heard during the festival and on this opening night.
This concert is generously supported by Maurice and Sheila Milllward.
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