Sunday 23 Feb 2020 4pm
Part of BBC Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend
Aleksey Semenenko violin
Eivind Ringstad viola
Anastasia Kobekina cello
Elisabeth Brauss piano
Debussy From Préludes Book 1: La fille aux cheveux de lin; La Sérénade interrompue; Minstrels 9’
Mozart Divertimento K563 48’
What’s in a name? Debussy’s Préludes are not exercises but pivotal piano works of the 20th century, launching brilliant new textures on the instrument while exploring new worlds of atmosphere and colour.
Its title may suggest a modest light entertainment, but Mozart’s spacious six-movement Divertimento for violin, viola and cello – rarely heard in concert today – is a work of breadth, invention and deep compositional craft.