Britten-Pears Young Artists I

Saturday 20 Oct 2018 2:30pm

Booking opens on Tuesday 16 July at 10am. Priority booking for Annual Donors opens on Thursday 13 June, for Friends on Wednesday 26 June and for ABL and eABL on Tuesday 9 July. Find out more about joining us and priority booking.

Youthful works by Britten and Korngold

Merz Trio
Trio Isimsiz
Thalea Quartet, Isabel Charisius viola

Mozart Piano Trio in B-flat major K 502 24′
Britten Phantasy in F minor 16’
Korngold Piano Trio 30’

Two contrasting piano trios frame a fascinating Britten rarity. The teenage Britten’s richly-hued melodious fantasy provides tantalising glimpses of both his formative influences at the Royal College of Music and the music yet to come. Mozart’s sparkling piano trios are miracles of clarity and concision. Korngold, a prodigy hailed as ‘a new Mozart’ was to become the most celebrated Hollywood film composer of his day. The lavish piano trio – his opus 1 – has an appropriately cinematic sweep and quicksilver charm.