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The latest videos from across the artist roster.

Unpacking BBN Ep. 6: Ayanna Witter-Johnson

Ayanna Witter-Johnson introduces ‘Island Suite’, her new commission for the Solem Quartet as part of ‘BBN 4: Experiments’, the fourth part of their Beethoven Bartók Now project. Ayanna discusses how the piece is influenced by her Jamaican heritage, while violist Stephen Upshaw and violinist Amy Tress talk about the experience of playing the music and how it is unlike anything they’ve played before!

20th July (premiere) Wilton’s Music Hall, London
25th July MusicFest Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth
21st October Tung Auditorium, Liverpool

Das Wort ward Fleisch und wohnet unter uns by Heinrich Schütz, arr. Freddie Crowley

The Corvus Consort and Ferios Saxophone Quartet recording Das Wort ward Fleisch for their album ‘Revoiced’, out on the Chandos label on 1st July.

Unpacking BBN Ep. 4: David John Roche

Solem violinist Will Newell chats to composer David John Roche about his piece ‘A Prayer at the Edge of Silence’ composed for BBN 3: Pioneers. Dave talks us through the five movements of this piece – touching along the way on thrash metal, The Simpsons, and the weight of historic composers.

Variation III (Dupré Variations in C-sharp minor, Op. 22) – Hiroaki Takenouchi

“Inspired by the dreaminess and melancholy of Marcel Dupré’s interpretation of this variation, we chose to build a painting that is both minimalist and surreal on the beach of Arromanches-les-Bains, known for the relics of its artificial port. dating from World War II.”

Label : Artalinna
Piano : Hiroaki Takenouchi
Danse : Lucile Roux
Production : Marine Bonté
Réalisation : Michel Dujardin
Direction de la photographie : Karl Pouillot

Video created by Aria Diphonic

Schubert Octet in F Major, D. 803 at Wigmore Hall

2022-2023 Wigmore Hall Season Launch

Wigmore Soloists:

Isabelle Van Keulen (violin)
Sini Simonen (violin)
Rachel Roberts (viola)
Adrian Brendel (cello)
Timothy Gibbs (double bass)
Michael Collins (clarinet)
Robin O’Neill (bassoon)
Diego Incertis (horn)

Tim Horton’s Chopin Cycle

Tim Horton plays music for solo piano by Chopin and talks about its sophistication and universality, as he embarks on an extended Chopin Cycle at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre for Music in the Round.

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