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.


16th September

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  • Arriaga: String Quartet No.3 in E Flat. The New Vlach Quartet.
  • Faure: Sadness, Op.6/2., Au Bord de l"Eau, Op.8/1, Arpeggio, Op.76/2, C'est l'extase, Op.58/5, Mandolin, Op.58/1, Gerard Souzay, bar., Jacqueline Bonneau, pno.
  • Enescu: Octet in C major, Op.7. Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
  • Tubin: Piano Quartet. Love Derwinger, pno., Tallinn Quartet.
  • Edwards: The Laughing Moon, Five Bagatelles for Wind Quintet. New Sydney Woodwind Quintet.

  • 9th September

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  • Kuhlau: Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op.32. Ilona Prunyi, pno., New Budapest Quartet.
  • Beach: Wir drei, Op.51/2. Emma Kirkby, sop., James Lisney, pno.
  • Beach: Je demande a l'oiseau, Op.51/4. Emma Kirkby, sop., James Lisney, pno.
  • Beach: Canzonetta. Emma Kirkby, sop., James Lisney, pno.
  • Beach: Elle et moi, Op.21/3. Emma Kirkby, sop., James Lisney, pno.
  • Dvorak: String Quartet No.11 in C, Op.61, B.121. Chilingirian Quartet.
  • Jolivet: Serenade for Wind Quintet. Bergen Wind Quintet.
  • Benjamin: Cello Sonatina. David Pereira, vlc., Ian Munro, pno.

  • 2nd September

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  • Schubert: String Trio in B Flat, D581 (second version). L'Archibudelli.
  • Sinding: Piano Trio No.3, in C, Op.87. Ilona Prunyi, pno., Andras Kiss, vln., Tamas Koo, vlc.
  • Nielsen: Violin Sonata No.2, FS64. Jon Gjesme, vln., Jens Elvekjaer, pno.
  • Nielsen: Apple Blossom, Op.10/1. Barbara Hendricks, sop., Roland Pontinen, pno.
  • Nielsen: Are the flowers then to wither, Op.21/1. Barbara Hendricks, sop., Roland Pontinen, pno.
  • Nielsen: Just lower thy head, O flower, Op.21/4. Barbara Hendricks, sop., Roland Pontinen, pno.
  • Nielsen: The First Lark, Op.21/5. Barbara Hendricks, sop., Roland Pontinen, pno.
  • Alwyn: Oboe sonata. Nicholas Daniel, oboe, Julius Drake, pno.
  • Sculthorpe: From Ubirr. Goldner String Quartet.

  • 26th August

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  • Telemann: Paris Quartets: Sonata No.1 in A. Florilegium.
  • Buxtehude: Sonata No.6 in D minor, BuxWV257. Jaap ter Linden, viola da gamba, John Holloway, vln., Lars Ulrik Mortensen, hpschd.
  • Boismortier: Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.50/4. Ensemble Battistin.
  • Monteverdi: Con che soavita. Emma Kirkby, sop., Consort of Musicke/Anthony Rooley.
  • Monteverdi: Ohime dov'e il mio ben. Emma Kirkby, sop., Judith Nelson, sop., Consort of Musicke/Anthony Rooley.
  • Corelli: String sonata in A, Op.4/3. Purcell Quartet.
  • Bach: Sonata in A minor, BWV1003. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln.
  • Handel: Sweet Bird That Shunn'st the Noise of Folly. Jean-Pierre Rampal, fte., Kathleen Battle, sop., Myron Lutzke, vlc., Anthony Newman, hpschd.
  • Bach JC: Quintet in D, Op.22/1. English Concert.

  • 19th August

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  • Schumann: Three Romances, Op.94. Steven Isserlis, vlc., Denes Varjon, pno.
  • Schumann: Twelve Poems, Op.35. Joerg Demus, pno., Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar.
  • Brahms: Horn Trio in E flat, Op.40. Itzhak Perlman, vln., Barry Tuckwell, horn, Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and bassoon. Michel Portal, cl., Amaury Wallez, bsn.
  • Edwards: String Quartet No.2, Shekina Fantasy. Goldner String Quartet.

  • 12th August

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  • Beethoven: Trio in C, Op.87. John Abberger, oboe, Marc Schachman, oboe, Lani Spahr, cor ang.
  • Schubert: Der Winterabend, D938. Gerald Moore, pno., Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar.
  • Farrenc: Cello Sonata in B flat major, Op.46 Kirsten Whitson, cello, Mary Ellen Haupert, piano
  • Saint-Saens: String Quartet No.1 in E minor, Op. 112. Medici String Quartet.
  • Saint-Saens: El Desdichado. Dame Felicity Lott, sop., Graham Johnson, pno., Ann Murray, m-sop.
  • Saint-Saens: Pastorale. Dame Felicity Lott, sop., Graham Johnson, pno., Ann Murray, m-sop.
  • Edwards: Animisms. Australia Ensemble.

  • 5th August

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  • Sibelius: Piano Trio in C, 'Lovisa', JS 208. Jaakko Kuusisto, vln., Folke Grasbeck, pno., Marko Ylonen, vlc.
  • Korngold: Piano Quintet in E Major, Op.15. Bengt Forsberg, pno., Mats Lidstrom, vlc., Kjell Lysell, vln., Ulf Forsberg, vln., Nils-Erik Sparf, vla.
  • Hindemith: Chamber Music No.1, Op.24/1 - for 12 solo instruments. RCO/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Britten: A Charm of Lullabies, Op.41. Malcolm Martineau, pno., Magdalena Kozena, m-sop.
  • Sculthorpe: String Quartet No.16. Goldner String Quartet.
  • Berg: Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op.5. Peter Schmidl, cl., Madoka Inui, pno.

  • 29th July

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  • Glinka: Viola Sonata in D minor. Roland Pontinen, pno., Nobuko Imai, vla.
  • Wolf: Morike Lieder: Der Genesene an die Hoffnung. Sviatoslav Richter, pno., Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar.
  • Wolf: Morike Lieder: In der Fruhe. Sviatoslav Richter, pno., Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar.
  • Wolf: Morike Lieder: Fussreise. Sviatoslav Richter, pno., Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar.
  • Medtner: Piano Quintet in C, op.posth.. Dmitri Alexeev, pno., New Budapest Quartet.
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 1 in C, Op.49. Borodin String Quartet.
  • Howells: Clarinet Sonata. Thea King, cl., Clifford Benson, pno.
  • Finzi: Only The Wanderer. Christopher Watson, ten., James Martin, pno.
  • Finzi: In Years Defaced. Christopher Watson, ten., James Martin, pno.
  • Finzi: Life Laughs Onward. Christopher Watson, ten., James Martin, pno.
  • Edwards: Nura. Mark Isaacs, pno., Melissa Doecke, fte.

  • 22nd July

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  • Faure: Piano Trio in D minor, Op.120. Gil Shaham, vln., Akira Eguchi, pno., Brinton Smith, vlc.
  • Elgar: Romance in D minor, Op.62. Roger Vignoles, pno., Daniel Smith, bsn.
  • Quilter: To Julia, Op.8. Benjamin Luxon, bar., David Willison, pno.
  • Stanford: Violin Sonata No.2 in A, Op.70. Paul Barritt, vln., Catherine Edwards, pno.
  • Zemlinsky: String Quartet No.1 in A, Op.4. Artis Quartet of Vienna.
  • Banks: Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano. John Harding, vln., Ian Munro, pno., Hector McDonald, horn.