Brahms, Chopin & Debussy

50 Years in a day

Part of the HarrisonParrott - 50 Years in a Day 2019 Series

Add to my Calendar 06-10-2019 12:00 06-10-2019 14:00 36 Brahms, Chopin & Debussy Four generations of leading artists perform the music of four centuries in the first concert of HarrisonParrott’s anniversary series 50 Years in a Day. Saxophonist Jess Gillam – ‘The indisputable highlight of the last night of the proms’ (BBC) launches the day with a short work by composer Anna Clyne followed by two jewels of the chamber music repertoire. Written in the shadow of the first World War Debussy's Cello Sonata, played by István Várdai and Vikingur Olafsson, is a powerful and moving affirmation of life. Brahms’ glorious and virtuosic Clarinet Sonata in E flat is performed by Jörg Widmann along with his own Fantasie. Alice Sara Ott continues the evening with atmospheric music from her latest Deutsche Grammophon album Nightfall, a chiaroscuro collection of works by Debussy and Satie. These include Clair de lune, inspired by the Verlaine poem of the same name, the minimalistic snapshot of Satie’s Gnossienne No.1 and Chopin’s transcendent Nocturnes. The concert concludes with a selection of folk songs and Lieder by legendary counter-tenor Andreas Scholl and his wife, the pianist Tamar Halperin. Enjoy the tastes and talents of some of Harrison Parrott’s charismatic artists as they celebrate the music management company’s 50th anniversary with music spanning from Bach to the present. The evening also marks the launch of the HP50 Charitable Foundation. Also performing are Víkingur Ólafsson piano, Alice Sara Ott piano, and Andreas Scholl counter-tenor HarrisonParrott web site. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London DD/MM/YYYY

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Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd

London
SE1 8XX
England


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Prices: £15 - £45

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Performers

– soprano saxophone
– cello
– clarinet
– piano

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Programme Note

Four generations of leading artists perform the music of four centuries in the first concert of HarrisonParrott’s anniversary series 50 Years in a Day.

Saxophonist Jess Gillam – ‘The indisputable highlight of the last night of the proms’ (BBC) launches the day with a short work by composer Anna Clyne followed by two jewels of the chamber music repertoire. Written in the shadow of the first World War Debussy's Cello Sonata, played by István Várdai and Vikingur Olafsson, is a powerful and moving affirmation of life. Brahms’ glorious and virtuosic Clarinet Sonata in E flat is performed by Jörg Widmann along with his own Fantasie.

Alice Sara Ott continues the evening with atmospheric music from her latest Deutsche Grammophon album Nightfall, a chiaroscuro collection of works by Debussy and Satie. These include Clair de lune, inspired by the Verlaine poem of the same name, the minimalistic snapshot of Satie’s Gnossienne No.1 and Chopin’s transcendent Nocturnes.

The concert concludes with a selection of folk songs and Lieder by legendary counter-tenor Andreas Scholl and his wife, the pianist Tamar Halperin.

Enjoy the tastes and talents of some of Harrison Parrott’s charismatic artists as they celebrate the music management company’s 50th anniversary with music spanning from Bach to the present.

The evening also marks the launch of the HP50 Charitable Foundation.

Also performing are Víkingur Ólafsson piano, Alice Sara Ott piano, and Andreas Scholl counter-tenor
 
HarrisonParrott web site.

Alice Sara Ott

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