This collection of three less well-known composers represents music-making at the fringes of Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century – Dora Pejacevic from Croatia to the east, Turina from Spain in the west, and to the north, Frank Bridge from Britain. All three were schooled in and cultivated the dominant style most recognisable to us as listeners of classical music, the style of composers from Germany and Austria – Beethoven, Schumann, Wagner, Strauss, Mahler. But whilst their music sounds familiar, they also thrill us by peppering their music with different sounds and colours, reminding us they are from different places, different musical worlds. Our quartet of musicians will travel with you through this diversity of music, shapeshifting to bring you flavours from across Europe.
Joy Becker Violin
Francesca Gilbert Viola
Ben Tarlton Cello
Joe Howson – Piano
This programme is supported by the Ambache Charitable Foundation, which is active in raising the profile of women composers.
- Dora Pejačević Piano Quartet in D minor, Op. 25
- Frank Bridge Phantasy for Piano Quartet, H. 94
- Joaquín Turina Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 67