MIdsummer Music Programmes 2017

Programme 1

Friday 23 June at 7.30pm

BACH Partita No. 1 in B flat major

Paul Lewis

MOZART Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor

Paul Lewis • Isabelle van Keulen • Scott Dickinson • Bjørg Lewis

SCHUBERT Shepherd on the Rock D965

Nika Gorič • Richard Hosford • Marianna Shirinyan

DVORAK Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor 'Dumky'

Alexander Sitkovetsky • Bjørg Lewis • Marianna Shirinyan

Programme 2

Saturday 24 June at 5.00pm

VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 and No. 5

Eight cellos led by Bjørg Lewis with Nika Gorič

MOZART Violin Sonata No. 21 in E minor

Isabelle van Keulen • Marianna Shirinyan

SCHUBERT Allegretto D915; Moments Musicaux No. 6 D780

Paul Lewis

BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major

Bjørg Lewis • Paul Lewis

Programme 3

Saturday 24 June at 8.00pm


Nika Gorič • Marianna Shirinyan

WEBER Piano Sonata No. 2 in A flat major

Paul Lewis

MOZART Clarinet, Viola and Piano Trio 'Kegelstatt'

Richard Hosford • Scott Dickinson • Marianna Shirinyan

MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor

Isabelle van Keulen • Bjørg Lewis • Marianna Shirinyan

Alfred Brendel Lecture

Sunday 25 June at 11.00am


After the success of Alfred Brendel's last lecture in 2015, Midsummer Music's Honorary President returns to deliver a lecture on the challenges of interpreting Mozart. He poses the questions: How was the composer perceived by his contemporaries? How literally does one need to take his notation? How do his few works in minor keys compare to the many in major, and his concertos to his sonatas? A special opportunity for all music lovers and devotees of the piano to hear Alfred Brendel's reflections from his many decades of experience playing Mozart.


Programme 4

Sunday 25 June at 5.00pm

CHOPIN Three Waltzes

Paul Lewis 

MOZART Divertimento for String Trio in E flat major

Alexander Sitkovetsky • Scott Dickinson • Bjørg Lewis

DVORAK Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major

Isabelle van Keulen • Alexander Sitkovetsky • Scott Dickinson • Bjørg Lewis • Marianna Shirinyan

Midsummer Music Artists 2017

(click on thumbnails for short biographies)

  • Paul Lewis
  • Bjørg Lewis
  • Alfred Brendel
  • Isabelle van Keulen
  • Marianna Shirinyan
  • Alexander Sitkovetsky
  • Scott Dickinson
  • Nika Gorič
  • Richard Hosford

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