Britten-Pears Young Artists Alumni I

Friday 14 Jun 2019 11am

Part of Aldeburgh Festival

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Danny Koo violin
Daniel Lebhardt piano

Britten Suite, Op.6 16’
Notturno 5’
Knussen Autumnal 7’
Ophelia’s Last Dance 6’
Beethoven Violin Sonata in A ‘Kreutzer’ 35’

‘Britten pointed me on the right path in the simplest, kindest way’, Oliver Knussen has said, and the poetic Autumnal is dedicated to him. Two very different Britten works precede it – the vivacious extrovert violin Suite and the gentle Night Piece for solo piano. The wistful arabesques of Knussen’s piano solo work are in stark contrast to the forceful ebullience of Beethoven’s grandest violin sonata, an enthralling drama of equals.

Main photo by Tom Lovatt