Music in the Round


Autumn Season 2016


Ensemble 360

Thu 24 Nov 2016 12:45pm

Upper Chapel, Sheffield


Ticket Info

Tickets*: £13 / £8.50 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Students & Under 35s


Programme Information


Ruth Gibson VIOLA

Tim Horton PIANO

PROKOFIEV 4 pieces from Romeo and Juliet arr. V. Borisovsky

1) Introduction

2) Mercutio       

3) Dance of the Knights

4) The young Juliet

BRITTEN Lachrymae Op.48 Reflections on a Song of John Dowland

FRANCK Sonata in A for violin, transcribed for viola

Benjamin Britten’s Lachrymae stands out as one of the most compelling compositions of the 20th century for any string instrument. Clearly it was a piece of great importance to the composer – he suspended writing the opera Billy Budd to focus entirely on this work – and is built upon a structure of not one, but two beautiful songs by John Dowland, If my complaint could passions move  and Flow my tears. The recital also features movements from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet in a transcription by the renowned Russian violist Vadim Vasilyevich Borisovsky and sanctioned by the composer himself. The grand finale is Franck’s passionate and sometimes turbulent Sonata in A, a suitable climax to a programme conceived with highly-charged emotional music from beginning to end.

Duration: 1 hour (no interval)

This concert is generously supported by a Friend of Music in the Round.

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