Midsummer Music 2015 Programmes

Programme 1

Friday 19 June at 7.30pm


Schumann Violin Sonata No.2 in D minor Op.121

Veronika Eberle  • Michail Lifits

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor Op. 57 'Appassionata'

Tim Horton

Saint Saëns Violons dans le soir

Ruby Hughes  • Andrej Bielow  • Kathryn Stott

Brahms Piano Trio No.1 in B major Op.8

Andrej Bielow  • Bjørg Lewis  • Kathryn Stott

Programme 2

Saturday 20 June at 5.00pm


Bach Partita No. 5 in G major BWV 829

Charles Owen

Chopin Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 65

Bjørg Lewis  • Kathryn Stott                                                                           

Brahms Two Songs Op.91 for Voice, Cello and Piano

Ruby Hughes  • Bjørg Lewis  • Kathryn Stott      

Beethoven Piano Trio in D major Op.70 No.1 'Ghost'

Veronika Eberle  • Bjørg Lewis  • Michail Lifits   

Programme 3

Saturday 20 June at 8.00pm


Beethoven Violin Sonata in E flat major Op. 12 No. 3

Veronika Eberle  • Michail Lifits

Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor K.478

Andrej Bielow  • James Boyd  • Bjørg Lewis  • Kathryn Stott

Respighi Il Tramonto for Voice and Strings

Ruby Hughes  • Veronika Eberle  • Andrej Bielow  • James Boyd  • Bjørg Lewis

Schubert Fantasie in F minor D.940

Charles Owen  • Tim Horton

Alfred Brendel Lecture

Sunday 21 June at 11.00am

A Pianist's Alphabet

Midsummer Music is delighted to welcome its Honorary President, the legendary pianist Alfred Brendel who will deliver a lecture of wisdom and wit on the art of being a pianist.

"Looking back at sixty year of giving concerts, making records, and writing about matters of my profession, I realized that I should put some order into my thoughts and collect concepts and catchwords in the shape of an A to Z. Aided by this alphabet, my lecture will try to convey some of a thinking pianist's concerns. Next to music, composers, instruments and the public, notions like balance, cohesion, and cantabile should be mentioned, and even love and humour."

Alfred Brendel

Programme 4

Sunday 21 June at 5.00pm

Grieg Holberg Suite Op.40

Kathryn Stott

Schubert Song selection

Ravel Kaddish

Ruby Hughes  • Kathryn Stott

Beethoven Septet in Eb major Op.20

Andrej Bielow  • James Boyd  • Bjørg Lewis  • Leon Bosch  • Richard Hosford  • Amy Harman  • Nicolas Fleury

2015 Festival Artists

(click on thumbnails for short biographies)

  • Paul Lewis
  • Bjørg Lewis
  • Andrej Bielow
  • Alfred Brendel
  • James Boyd
  • Veronika Eberle
  • Clara Mouriz
  • Kathryn Stott
  • Amy Harman
  • Richard Hosford
  • Leon Bosch

Festival Archive

Midsummer Music reserves the right to change artists and/or programmes if required.