20–21 May 2023

Concert 2 - Longing

Saturday 20 May 2023 at 5pm

In this concert we make a harmonic and spiritual journey through the literal musical solitude of recent times, through lilting melancholy, mournful austerity and darkness in solo Bach, Stravinsky and Messiaen, and the profound spiritual consolation of Shostakovich. The program concludes with reunion, and the overwhelming joy of Schumann’s mighty Piano Quintet. 

 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Violin Partita no.3 in E Major BWV 1006, Mvt Loure (1720)
Doretta Balkizas (violin)

IGOR STRAVINSKY
Elegy for Solo Viola(1944)
Justin Julian (viola)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Cello Suite No.5 in C Minor BWV 1011, Mvt Sarabande (1717-1723)
Simon Cobcroft  (cello)

OLIVIER MESSIAEN
Abîme des Oiseaux for Clarinet (1941)
Dean Newcomb (clarinet) 

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, Op.87 (1950-1951)
Daniel Deborah (piano)
 

~ Interval ~

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op.44 (1842)
Daniel Deborah (piano), Glenn Christensen (violin), Doretta Balkizas (violin), Justin Julian (Viola), Simon Cobcroft (cello)