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Concert

HAYDN, LIGETI, BRAHMS

Ensemble 360: PIANO, VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO, HORN,

Wed 2 Dec 2015 7:15pm

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

HAYDN, LIGETI, BRAHMS

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Tickets* £17.50 / £12 Disabled and Unemployed / £5 Under 35s and Students

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Programme Information


HAYDN Piano Trio in G Hob.XV:25 Gypsy Rondo

LIGETI Trio for horn, violin and piano Hommage à Brahms

BRAHMS Piano Quartet in G minor Op.25

Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G is one of the grandest and most innovative of all his pieces. The first movement alone contains five thematic groups, while the tempestuous finale ‘alla Zingarese’ is the first movement written in the Hungarian style that Brahms was to return to so often in his career.  It is therefore a natural pairing with György Ligeti’s monumental Horn Trio, written in homage to Brahms. Some allusions are made to the folk music of Hungary and the Balkans, but the use of clever devices – for example using the natural harmonics of the French Horn to ‘bend’ the tuning – brings a fresh and arresting perspective to a work that has its roots in traditional Romantic structures.

“After working with Ligeti I began to hear Brahms differently.” Esa-Pekka Salonen, composer and conductor.

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