THURSDAY 01 JANUARY - 12:00 AM
Arvo Pärt Für Alina
Bach Three-Part Inventions 1, 4, 7, 8, 10, 13
Arvo Pärt Variationen zur Gesundung von Arinuschka
Bach Three-Part Inventions 15, 14, 12, 11, 9, 6, 5, 3, 2
Arvo Pärt Für Anna Maria
*Schubert 4 Impromptus, D899*
*change to the previously advertised programme
Cordelia Williams’ programme opens with works by two composers who explore the ways in which musical lines interweave and interact, responding to and changing one another. In Bach’s rarely performed Three-Part Inventions, three independent and cantabile voices echo and answer one another, while in Pärt’s tintinnabuli music, the focus is on the intervallic relationship between two lines. The second half features one of the monuments of the piano repertoire. The 30-minute single-movement B minor sonata is dedicated to Schumann, and has been described by Alfred Brendel as ‘surpassing in originality, boldness and expressive range, anything written in this genre since Beethoven and Schubert’.
Pre-concert talk 7pm: Peter Bouteneff, Director of the Arvo Pärt Project and author of Arvo Pärt: Out of Silence, will speak about the connections between the music and spirituality of Pärt and Bach.
Turner Sims Southampton presents an exhibition of works by the London based artist Andy Bannister made over the last three years, including artwork that was recently commissioned by the concert pianist Cordelia Williams for the cover of her new CD on Somm Recordings.