Over the course of five concerts, join the Berkeley Ensemble as they explore how two twentieth-century masters, Igor Stravinsky and Lennox Berkeley, responded to the music of the past, re-working it in their own compositions before ultimately becoming historical figures themselves for the generation that followed.
What links Lennox Berkeley, often remembered for his cool and elegant scores, with the composer of the primitive, pounding Rite of Spring? What connects these composers with Classical masters Haydn and Mozart? History remembers innovators, but all four stole, borrowed and remembered the music of their past. Join the Berkeley Ensemble as they explore the connections between these seemingly irreconcilable figures in their new concert series at The Forge in Camden, London.
19 September 2012, 7.30pm
Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and bassoon
L. Berkeley: Quintet for piano and winds
M. Berkeley: Fierce Tears II
Woolrich: Favola in Musica I
Mozart: Quintet for piano and winds K.452
21 October 2012, 11am
Mozart/Bach: Preludes and fugues arr. for string trio K.404a
L. Berkeley: Oboe Quartet
Mozart: Oboe Quartet K. 370
28 November 2012, 7.30pm
Mozart: Divertimento in D for strings K.136
L. Berkeley: Sextet for clarinet, horn and string quartet
Britten: Three Divertimenti for string quartet
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet K.581
10 February 2012, 11am
Mozart: Adagio and Fugue K.546
Stravinsky: Double Canon
Webern: Quartet op.28
L. Berkeley: Canon in Memoriam I.S.
Haydn: Quartet op.20 no.5
27 March 2012, 7.30pm
Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale
For more information, please visit the Berkeley Ensemble website.