Music In The Round

Ensemble 360

Peace, War and the Devil

BRIDGE Phantasy Piano Quartet in F sharp minor
PROKOFIEV Flute Sonata in D Op.94
STRAVINSKY The Soldier’s Tale Suite for clarinet, violin and piano

Three very individual pieces provide contrasting perspectives on the Festival theme of War. Benjamin Britten’s teacher, Frank Bridge, shared his pupil’s ‘gentle pacifism’. His eloquent Phantasy was completed in 1911, shortly before the storm clouds of war gathered in Europe. In 1941, Prokofiev told a journalist that he wanted to find ‘greater simplicity and more melody. Of course I have used dissonance in my time, but there has been too much dissonance’. The Flute Sonata, written in 1942–3, has a melodic richness and ebullience that are all the more remarkable given that it was composed during World War II. Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale was finished in 1918 at the Swiss town of Morges (on the shore of Lake Geneva, in neutral Switzerland) and the Suite was arranged the following year.

This concert will be broadcast by BBC Radio 3.

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Thu 15 May 12:45pm £11.00/ £7.50/ £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.

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