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.


18th October

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  • Glazunov, Alexander: Elegy in B flat, Op.17. Amir Farid, pno., Zoe Knighton, vlc.
  • Dvorak, Antonin: String Quartet No. 5 in F minor, Op.9, B.37. Vlach Quartet .
  • Brahms, Johannes: Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op.52. Darryl Coote, pno., Kate Ladner, sop., Max Cooke, pno., Michael Terry, ten., Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop., Warwick Fyfe, bass .
  • Stanford, Sir Charles: Fantasy for Horn Quintet in A minor. Stephen Stirling, horn Vanbrugh Quartet .
  • Glinka, Mikhail: Divertimento brillante in A flat on themes from Bellini's 'La sonnambula'. Russian National SO Soloists .
  • Carmichael, John: Serenade. David Laughton, pno., Helen Hardy, fte.

  • 11th October

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  • Clementi, Muzio: Piano Trio in G, Op.27/3. Trio Faure .
  • Schubert, Franz: Lament of Ceres (Klage der Ceres), D.323. Elizabeth Connell, m-sop., Graham Johnson, pno.
  • Hummel, Johann: String Quartet in G major, Op.30/2. Delme Quartet .
  • Onslow, Georges: String Quintet No.26 in C minor, Op.67 (1845), Elan Quintet
  • Sarasate, Pablo de: Carmen Fantasy, Op.25. Joshua Bell, vln., Samuel Sanders, pno.

  • 4th October

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  • Janacek, Leos: Violin Sonata. Ariadne Daskalakis, vln., Miri Yampolsky, pno.
  • Zemlinsky, Alexander von: Songs, Op. 5. Andreas Schmidt, bass, Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Barbara Bonney, sop., Cord Garben, pno., Hans-Peter Blochwitz, ten.
  • Zemlinsky, Alexander von: String Quartet No.2, Op.15. LaSalle Quartet .
  • Stravinsky, Igor: The Soldier's Tale Suite. Instrumental Ensemble/Robert Craft.
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Piano Trio, 'Spirit and the Maiden'. Muses Piano Trio .

  • 27th September

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  • Zelenka, Jan Dismas: Sonata No.2 in G minor. Christiane Jaccottet, hpschd., Heinz Holliger, oboe, Klaus Thunemann, bsn., Lucio Buccarella, db., Maurice Bourgue, oboe .
  • Haydn M: String quintet in C, P.108. L'Archibudelli .
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: The spirit's song, Pleasing Pain, Mhairi Lawson, sop., Olga Tverskaya, fortepiano.
  • Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von: String Quartet No.4 in C. Franz Schubert Quartet .
  • Boccherini, Luigi: Piano Quintet in F, Op.56/2. Patrick Cohen, pno. Quartet Mosaiques .
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: String Trio in D, Op.9/2. Anne-Sophie Mutter, vln., Bruno Giuranna, vla., Mstislav Rostropovich, vlc.

  • 20th September

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  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Clarinet concertino in E flat, Op.26. Hoang Pham, pno., Paul Dean, cl.
  • Schubert, Franz: String Trio in B Flat, D471. Arthur Grumiaux, vln., Eva Czako, vlc., Georges Janzer, vla.
  • Schubert, Franz: A Clear Night, D.892. Karl Dent, ten., Norman Mackenzie, pno. Robert Shaw Chamber Singers/Robert Shaw.
  • Berwald, Franz: String Quartet No.1 in G minor. Yggdrasil Quartet .
  • Maier, Amanda: Swedish Tunes and Dances. Ann-Sofi Klingberg, pno., Gregory Maytan, vln.
  • Loewe, Carl: Die verfallene Muhle, Op.109. Cord Garben, pno., Kurt Moll, bass .
  • Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno: Piano trio in F sharp, Op.7. The Raphael Trio .

  • 13th September

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  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Heroic Music, or 12 Marches. Hakan Hardenberger, tpt., Simon Preston, org.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Violin Sonata in C, BWV1005. Richard Tognetti, vln.
  • Stuck, Jean-Baptiste: L'amant reconcilie (The Reconciled Lover). Taryn Fiebig, sop. Ensemble Battistin .
  • Handel, George Frederic: Flute Sonata in B minor Op.1/9. Jean-Pierre Rampal, fte., Robert Veyron-Lacroix, hpschd.
  • Marais, Marin: Suite in B Flat. Musica Pacifica .
  • Scarlatti A: Lydio and Chloe. James Sanderson, alto., Jane Edwards, sop. Chacona/Rosalind Halton.
  • Scarlatti, Domenico: Sonata in D minor, K90. Duilio Galfetti, mndln. Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini.

  • 6th September

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  • Kuhlau, Friedrich: Trio in G, Op.119. Jean-Pierre Rampal, fte., John Steele-Ritter, pno., Shigenori Kudo, fte.
  • Scharwenka, Franz Xaver: Piano Trio No.1 in F sharp minor, Op.1. Colin Carr, vlc., Lydia Mordkovitch, vln., Seta Tanyel, pno.
  • Myaskovsky, Nikolai: Cello Sonata No.2 in A minor, Op.81. Luba Edlina, pno., Yuli Turovsky, vlc.
  • Alwyn, William: String Quartet No.1 in D minor. Quartet of London .
  • Bowman, Calvin: Three Night Songs. Ian Munro, pno., Sara Macliver, sop.
  • Benjamin, Arthur: Le Tombeau de Ravel. Ian Munro, pno., Peter Jenkin, cl.

  • 30th August

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  • Bach JC: Piano Trio in A, Op.15/2. Trio 1790 .
  • Arne, Thomas: Cantata: Delia. Emma Kirkby, sop. London Baroque/Charles Medlam.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Baryton Trio in D, Hob.XI:97. Rincontro .
  • Hoffmeister, Franz: String Quartet in F, Op.14/1. Aviv String Quartet .
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: String Quintet No.2 in C minor, K.406. Arpad Gerecz, vln., Arthur Grumiaux, vln., Eva Czako, vlc., Georges Janzer, vla., Max Lesueur, vla.
  • Danzi, Franz: Wind quintet in E minor, Op.67/2. Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet .
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Twelve Variations in G on a Theme from Handel's 'Judas Maccabaeus', WoO.45. Amir Farid, pno., Zoe Knighton, vlc.