Join the Solem Quartet – Amy, Will, Stephen and Steph – as they talk & play through the central three movements of Béla Bartók’s Quartet No. 5 (1934).
Unpacking BBN Ep. 1 Night Music in Bartók Quartet No. 5
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.
Composer Jasmine Morris talks with Steph about her piece Hitogata, the influence of butoh dance, and how Beethoven’s deafness inspired her writing. You can hear Hitogata as part of Beethoven Bartók Now: Song & Dance, premiering at Blackheath Halls on February 17th 2022.
And Dream of Sheep (Arr. W. Newell for String Quartet)
Recorded live by Wimbledon International Musical Festival. With thanks to WIMF Festival Director, Anthony Wilkinson, and Apple and Biscuit Recordings.
Filmed at St Giles Church, Camberwell