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Midwinter Festival - Beloved

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Composers in Love

Contempo Quartet
Dearbhla Collins piano
Finghin Collins piano
Sarah-Jane Brandon soprano
James Gilchrist tenor
Simon Aspell viola
Christopher Marwood cello

Friday 19th January 4.00pm
Richard Wigmore - Talk “Beethoven and the Immortal Beloved”

Friday 19th January 8.00pm
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata Op. 27 No. 2
Beethoven - “An Die Ferne Geliebte” Op. 98
Strauss - Selected Songs
Schoenberg - “Verklärte Nacht”

Saturday 20th January 11.30am
Richard Wigmore - Talk “Clara Schumann: Musician and Romantic Muse”

Saturday 20th January 2.00pm
In Love at the Opera
Operatic love songs and duets with Sarah-Jane Brandon, James Gilchrist and Dearbhla Collins

Saturday 20th January 8.00pm
Robert Schumann - Four Duets Op. 34
Clara Schumann - Three Songs
Janácek - String Quartet “Intimate Letters”
Britten - Michelangelo Sonnets
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll arr. Alfred Pringsheim

Sunday 21st January 12noon
Film “Spring Symphony‘ by Peter Schamoni.

This German film from 1983 brings to life the passionate relationship between Schumann and Clara Wieck and her father’s attempts to thwart it.

Sunday 21st January 3.00pm
Schumann -  Selection from “Myrthen” Op. 25
Schubert - Fantasie in F minor
Brahms - String Sextet in G major

“If music be the food of love, play on.” William Shakespeare

“My dear one, then, I have wept for joy to think that you are mine, and often wonder if I deserve you.” Robert Schumann to Clara

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