Programme

Festival Programme 2018

Three days; five concerts: we shared some wonderful music with our lovely audience here in Stamford, 2018.

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Friday 27th April - An Evening of Quartets

Beethoven – String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op.18
Piazzolla – 'Four for Tango'

Interval

Debussy – String Quartet in G Minor, Op.10

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Saturday 28th April - Lunch with Schubert

Schubert – String Quartet No. 14 'Death and the Maiden'

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World Premiere - Saturday 28th April - Clara Rodriguez

Clara Rodriguez is a distinguished international pianist, well-known for her championing of South American composers alongside music from the traditional classical canon.

photo: Antolín Sánchez

For this evening concert, Rodriguez has designed a fantastic programme for our enjoyment, highlighting a repertoire of composers from Cuba, Argentina, and her native Venezuela, plus a world premiere by renowned Venezuelan composer Miguel Astor. An evening not to be missed!

Teresa Carreño - 'Mi Teresita waltz' (solo)
Luisa Elena Paesano - 'Pajarillo' (solo)
Evencio Castellanos - 'Mañanita caraqueña' (solo)
Federico Ruiz - 'Zumba que zumba' (solo)
Ernesto Lecuona - 'Conga de medianoche, La comparsa, Malagueña' (solo)

Miguel Astor - 'Cantabile', a world premiere for violin and piano to be performed by festival founder Freya Goldmark and Clara Rodriguez

Piazzolla - Selection of Tangos for Double Bass and Violin

Interval

Piazzolla - 'Oblivion' for String Trio
Piazzolla - 'Four Seasons of Buenos Aires' for Piano Trio

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Sunday 29th April - Lunchtime Duets

Ysaye – Sonata for Two Violins
Mozart – Duets for Violin and Viola
Handel-Halvorsen – ‘Passacaglia’ for Violin and Cello

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Sunday 29th April - Friends Reception and Recital

An exclusive recital by festival founder Freya Goldmark for friends, patrons, sponsors, and supporters of the festival, to accompany a drinks and canapés reception held before the final concert.

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Sunday 29th April - Festival Finale

Barber – Adagio Op.11
Beethoven – String Trio in G Major Op.9 No.1

Interval

Tchaikovsky – Souvenir de Florence Op.70

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