Music In The Round

At The Front

Matthew Brook BARITONE, Anna Markland-Crookes PIANO and Ensemble 360

SCHUMANN Dichterliebe for baritone and piano
SCHUMANN Romances Op.96 for oboe and piano
BARBER Dover Beach Op.3 for baritone and string quartet
BUTTERWORTH A selection of songs from A Shropshire Lad
GURNEY A selection of songs including In Flanders

The powerful emotional impact generated by the combination of written word and music comes to the fore in this concert. Masterful settings of the poems of Heine, Matthew Arnold, A.E.Housman and Masefield contrast the joy of love with the pain of separation and despair.

It is the journey between these extremes that shapes Schumann’s Dichterliebe (The Poet’s Love), composed in 1840, his ‘year of song’. George Butterworth’s settings of Housman’s A Shropshire Lad date from 1911-12 – poignant songs by a composer died at the Battle of the Somme in 1916, just as he was emerging as an original new voice in English music. Ivor Gurney composed By a bierside and In Flanders whilst at the front in 1917. He was wounded in action and his mental health was shattered by the war.

Pre-concert talk, 6.15pm
Ivor Gurney was an outstanding composer and poet. Professor Tim Kendall assesses his achievements with reference to other First World War poets.

Post-concert Q&A
with Matthew Brook, Tim Kendall and Angus Smith.

This concert is generously supported by James and Angela Kellie.

*A transaction fee applies to all bookings made at the Box Office (excluding cash) of £1.50 (£1.00 to online bookings)

Thu 15 May 7:15pm £16.50/ £11.00/ £5.00*


Located within the Crucible building, the Studio Theatre has a flexible design allowing the seating to be adjusted to play on one, two or three sides or in the round. Seating in the Studio is unreserved.
The Studio hosts a mix of small-scale in-house and touring productions, as well as hosting the acclaimed Ensemble 360's tri-annual Music in the Round Festival.

  • 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA
blog comments powered by Disqus