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Music in Theatre

Lucy Gould (violin), Robert Plane (clarinet) and Benjamin Frith (piano)

This programme draws upon music for the stage, in all of its forms. Movements from incidental music for plays form the basis of Suites by Milhaud and Korngold, the latter represented by his acclaimed selection from his score for Much Ado About Nothing. Holbrooke’s Butterfly of the Ballet harks back to the composer’s music hall roots, a medium in which both his parents worked, and in which he was immersed as a child. Whilst Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale was ‘to be read, played and danced’ by a small troupe of actors and musicians, here we present it in Stravinsky’s own arrangement for trio. And no survey of music for the stage would be complete without a homage to opera. Tonight we hear Lovreglio’s dazzling fantasy on theme’s from Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’, perfectly taking its great vocal melodies from the grand stage and elaborating on them for the intimacy of the chamber music hall.

Darius Milhaud – Suite for violin, clarinet and piano, op. 157b
Josef Holbrooke – Mezzo-Tints, op. 55 (selection)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Much Ado about Nothing, op. 11 (arr. for violin and piano)
Interval
Donato Lovreglio – Fantasia on Themes from La Traviata
Igor Stravinsky – Suite from The Soldier’s Tale
Further proposals
Haydn, Brahms and Messiaen
Robert Plane (clarinet) and the Gould Piano Trio
Sextets and Quintets
Robert Plane (clarinet) Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn) and the Sacconi Quartet
Bliss Clarinet Quintet II
Robert Plane (clarinet) and the Elias Quartet
Robert Plane
Frühling or Brahms, Watkins, and Schubert or Beethoven
Robert Plane (clarinet) and the Gould Piano Trio
Robert Plane
Boulez and Reich
Robert Plane (clarinet)
Recital with Benjamin Frith – II
Robert Plane (clarinet) and Benjamin Frith (piano)
Robert Plane
Recital with Benjamin Frith – I
Robert Plane (clarinet) and Benjamin Frith (piano)
Featuring John Ireland's Sextet for Clarinet, Horn and String Quartet, plus Mozart and Brahms
Robert Plane (clarinet) Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn) and the Sacconi Quartet
Bliss Clarinet Quintet with Elias Quartet
Robert Plane (clarinet) and the Elias Quartet
Brahms Clarinet Quintet
Robert Plane (clarinet) and the Castalian Quartet
Mark Boden Clarinet Concerto
Robert Plane (clarinet)
Ravel, Watkins and Messiaen
Robert Plane (clarinet) and the Gould Piano Trio
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