Sat 9 Jun 11amFrom £5.00 to £20.00
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
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Adam Walker flute
Nicholas Daniel oboe
Matt Hunt, James Burke clarinet
Amy Harman bassoon
Alec Frank-Gemmill horn
James Baillieu piano
Janáček Mladi (‘Youth’) 18′
Britten Movement for Wind Sextet 8′
Simon Holt Bagatelarañas 15′
Martinů Sextet for Piano and Winds 22′
(ends approx. 12.40pm)
This is the first concert from Adam Walker’s stellar line-up of leading wind players. Janáček’s spirited folk-tinged sextet is a sparkling curtain-raiser that contrasts with the teenage Britten’s dark-hued lyricism. Martinů’s sextet is a postcard from 1920s Paris, with the syncopations and bluesy harmonies of jazz and ragtime. Simon Holt’s title is a hybrid of the Spanish words for ‘bagatelle’ and ‘cobwebs’, reflecting the music’s playfulness and gossamer intricacy.
Main Image Credit: Kaupo Kikkas