Music In The Round

Ensemble 360

Fond Farewells

RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin for piano and winds (arr. Walter)
STRAUSS Metamorphosen for septet
BRAHMS Piano Quartet in C minor Op.60

It is a profound sense of loss that lies at the heart of this programme of deeply beautiful and tender music. Ravel dedicated his Tombeau de Couperin to friends who had lost their lives in the First World War. Strauss’s Metamorphosen is a deeply-felt elegy – a memorial to the ravages of war and particularly to the city of Munich. At the end of this vast lament for strings Strauss introduces the Funeral March theme from Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony over the words ‘In Memoriam!’. Brahms’s C minor Piano Quartet is full of allusions to his friends, Robert and Clara Schumann, with a radiant slow movement at its heart. Phrases that plaintively seem to utter the name ‘Clara’ may be an especially telling statement of Brahms’s complex relationship with the Schumanns.

This is a dual event with The Grave of Winter. A ticket for both events costs £20.00*/ £13.50* for Disabled and Unemployed/ £5.00* for Under 18s and Students. To book please call the Box Office on 0114 249 6000.

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

Sat 10 May 7:15pm Call Box Office: 0114 249 6000


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.

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