The prize-winning Emperor Quartet perform Britten's last quartet, composed in 1975, one of Haydn's most popular quartets from the Op. 76 set, and they are joined by the wonderful British pianist Sarah-Beth Briggs to play Brahms's epic F minor Piano Quintet.
'The Vienna Chamber Diaries' is the UK launch of the new album on Wolfgang Muthspiel’s label Material from one of Austria’s most prolific and versatile young composers, Johannes Berauer.
Featuring a remarkable line-up that includes jazz greats Gwilym Simcock and Klaus Gesing. Successful in both the classical and jazz worlds, Berauer makes a logical step by fusing his two musical souls into one project.
As well as featuring two much-loved pieces from the soprano repertoire, Bach's Wedding Cantata BWV 202 and the lament from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, this programme from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment explores the varying roles of the baroque trumpet, from the splendour of the French overture style, through the relative intimacy of Biber's Sonata a 6 to the virtuosic peaks of Brandenburg 2.
In the second of their Bach Unwrapped concerts at Kings Place, the Academy is once more joined by soprano Carolyn Sampson, who will perform two enchanting cantatas originally composed for wedding celebrations.
They continue their exploration of Bach’s concertos written for violin; the sublime Concerto in A minor is accompanied by the Concerto for Violin and Oboe - a reconstruction of what is believed to have been the original version of the Concerto No.1 for two harpsichords.
Photo credits: ASMF by Chris Christodoulou.