A masterful exploration of the rich world of chamber music and song, in its many diverse forms, from the 18th century to the present day.


12th April

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  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Sonata in C, K14. Guy Penson, hpschd., Marc Grauwels, fte.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Piano Trio in D, Hob.XV:24. Christophe Coin, vlc., Erich Hobarth, vln., Patrick Cohen, pno.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Trio for piano, flute and bassoon in G, WoO 37. Aloys Kontarsky, pno., Karlheinz Zoeller, fte., Klaus Thunemann, bsn.
  • Onslow, Georges: String Quartet in C minor, Op.8/1. Yvon Caracilly, vln. French StringTrio .
  • Schubert, Franz: Der Einsame, D.800, Ach, um diene feuchten Schwingen, D.717. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sop., Gerald Moore, pno.
  • Spohr, Louis: String quintet in G, Op.33/2. L'Archibudelli, Smithsonian Chamber Players .

  • 5th April

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  • Locke, Matthew: The Tempest - Incidental Music. Parley Of Instruments/Peter Holman.
  • Lampe, John Frederick: Dione: Pretty Warblers. Emma Kirkby, sop. Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Arne, Thomas: Trio sonata in G, Op.3/2. Le Nouveau Quatuor .
  • Corelli, Arcangelo: String sonata in B flat, Op.2/5. Purcell Quartet .
  • Monteverdi, Claudio: I am black, O how beautiful, I am a flower fo the field. Daniel Yeadon, vlc., Paul McMahon, ten., Tommie Andersson, lute .
  • Mascitti, Michele: Violin sonata in F, Op.1/1. Ensemble Battistin .
  • Marais, Marin: Suite No.2 in G minor (Paris 1692). The Marais Project .
  • Monteclair, Michel Pignolet de: Ariane et Bachus (Ariadne and Bacchus). Fiona Campbell, contr. Ensemble Battistin .
  • Zelenka, Jan Dismas: Hipocondrie a 7 in A, ZWV187. Christiane Jaccottet, hpschd., Dieter Leicht, vlc., Hans Elhorst, oboe, Heinz Holliger, oboe, Manfred Sax, bsn. Camerata Bern/Alexander van Wijnkoop.

  • 29th March

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  • Charpentier, Marc-Antoine: Third Tenebrae Lesson for Good Friday, H.137. Christoph Pregardien, ten., Dominique Visse, alto., Harry van Berne, ten., Kai Wessel, alto., Klaus Mertens, bass, Peter Kooy, bass Amsterdam Baroque Orch/Ton Koopman.
  • Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von: The crowning with thorns from The Sorrowful Mysteries. Sonnerie .
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Aria: Erwage, wie sein blutgefarbter Rucken from St. John Passion, BWV245. Matthew Beale, ten. Collegium Novum, Edward Higginbottom.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, Hob.III:50-56, Op.51 Kodaly Quartet
  • Messiaen, Olivier: Amen of the Death Agony of Jesus. Alexandre Rabinovitch, pno., Martha Argerich, pno.
  • Part, Arvo: Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem (St. John Passion): Et Ex Illa Hora... Mark Anderson, ten., Robert Macdonald, bass Tonus Peregrinus/Antony Pitts.
  • Part, Arvo (arr. Dickson, Amy): Spiegel im Spiegel. Amy Dickson, sax., Catherine Milledge, pno.

  • 22nd March

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  • Bax, Sir Arnold: Fantasy Sonata for harp and viola. mobius .
  • Grechaninov, Alexander: String Quartet No.2 in D minor, Op.70. Moyzes Quartet .
  • Rubbra, Edmund: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.60. John York, pno., Raphael Wallfisch, vlc.
  • Britten, Benjamin: Six Holderlin Fragments. Antonio Pappano, pno., Ian Bostridge, ten.
  • Pertout, Andrian: Sonus Dulcis. Glenn Riddle, pno., Marianne Rothschild, vln.
  • Sculthorpe, Peter: Songs of Sea and Sky. Derek Jones, fte., Leigh Harrold, pno.

  • 15th March

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  • Field, John: Quintet in A flat. David Juritz, vln., Jennifer Gordon, vln., Julia Desbruslais, vlc., Miceal O'Rourke, pno., Sarah-Jane Bradley, vla.
  • Glinka, Mikhail: Serenade in E flat on themes from Donizetti's 'Anna Bolena'. Russian National SO Soloists .
  • Mussorgsky, Modest:: Mephistopheles' Song of the Flea, Sadly rustled the leaves, The he goat,. Ludmilla Ivanova, pno., Paata Burchuladze, bass .
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich (arr. Dubinsky, Rostislav): Album for the young, Op.39, transcribed for string quartet. Borodin String Quartet .
  • Borodin, Alexander: Cello Sonata in B minor. Ilona Prunyi, pno., Otto Kertesz, vlc.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay: The Rose has charmed the Nightingale, Op.2/2. Suleika's Song Op.26, No.4. Anna Netrebko, sop., Daniel Barenboim, pno.
  • Cui, Cesar (arr. Sitsky, Larry): Orientale, Op.50/9, Causerie, Op.40, No.6, David Nuttall, oboe, Larry Sitsky, pno.

  • 8th March

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    1st March

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  • Kuhlau, Friedrich: Trio in G, Op.119. Jean-Pierre Rampal, fte., John Steele-Ritter, pno., Shigenori Kudo, fte.
  • Chabrier, Emmanuel: The cicadas. Song for Jeanne, Dalton Baldwin, pno., Gerard Souzay, bar.
  • Franck, Cesar: String Quartet in D. Prague Quartet .
  • Arensky, Anton: Chant triste, Op.56/3. Oriental Melody, Op.56, No.1, Humoresque, Op.56, No.4, Little Ballad, Op.12, No.1. Colin Stone, pno., Leonid Gorokhov, vlc.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: String Sextet in A, Op.48, B80. Academy of St Martin in the Fields .

  • 22nd February

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  • Scharwenka, Franz Xaver: Violin sonata in D minor, Op.2. Lydia Mordkovitch, vln., Seta Tanyel, pno.
  • Berwald, Franz: String Quartet No.2 in A minor. Yggdrasil Quartet .
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: Serenade in F Op.95. Capricorn .
  • Barber, Samuel: Three Songs, Op.45. John Browning, pno., Thomas Hampson, bar.
  • Wiren, Dag: Wind Quintet, Op.42. Stockholm Wind Quintet .
  • Sculthorpe, Peter: Simori. Byzantine-Mallon Duo .

  • 15th February

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  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Flute Sonata in C, Op.10/6. Aurele Nicolet, fte., Bruno Canino, pno.
  • Schumann, Robert: Six Canonic Etudes, Op.56. Trio Anima Mundi .
  • Schumann, Robert: Five Lieder, Op.40 Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Thomas Hampson, bar.
  • Schubert, Franz: String Quartet No. 9 in G minor, D173. Kodaly Quartet .
  • Taffanel, Paul: Wind Quintet in G minor. Ensemble Vienna-Berlin .
  • Sibelius, Jean: Love scene from "Scaramouche". Bengt Forsberg, pno., Nils-Erik Sparf, vln.
  • Sutherland, Margaret: Saxophone Sonata. Daniel Herscovitch, pno., Margery Smith, sax.