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August 2018

Ensemble Liaison with Greta Bradman

Greta Bradman joins Ensemble Liaison to sing John Tavener’s intensely beautiful and spiritual Akhmatova Songs and Schubert’s virtuoso showpiece The Shepherd on the Rock. Three of the greatest French composers complete the program, with Ravel’s exotic Madegascan songs, one of Fauré’s final works his Trio in D minor and Poulenc’s Trio for clarinet, cello and piano.

John Tavener
Akhmatova Songs

Gabriel Fauré
Trio in D Minor

Franz Schubert
The Shepherd on the Rock, D.965 Op.posth.129

Francis Poulenc
Trio Op.43 for Clarinet, Cello and Piano (arr. EL)

Maurice Ravel
Chansons Madecasses

November 2018

The Trout with Rare Sugar

John Mackey’s exciting, fast and rhythmic Wrong-Mountain Stomp is paired with Nigel Westlake’s concertino for clarinet Rare Sugar which bounces along a general tone of cheeky playfulness and jazzy spirit with an intensely persistent drive. Paul Schoenfield’s Trio continues in the frenetic merry-making style though derived from Jewish klezmer, Eastern European folk, and a hint of gypsy. Closing with Schubert’s popular piano quintet ‘The Trout’, named after his song which features as the theme for a set of variations in the final movement.

John Mackey
Wrong-Mountain Stomp

Nigel Westlake
Rare Sugar

Paul Schoenfield
Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano

Franz Schubert
Piano Quintet in A, D.667 ‘The Trout’ Quintet