Music In The Round

Ensemble 360

World War I

DEBUSSY Cello Sonata in D minor
RAVEL La Valse for piano
CAPLET Quintet for piano and wind

With so many men dying on the battlefields of France, the emotional impact on French composers, directly and indirectly involved in the First World War was profound. André Caplet was gassed during the War which eventually caused his death in 1925, although his Quintet for piano and wind was written in 1898 while he was still a student. Caplet’s friend Debussy was deeply affected by the impact of the war and wrote the Cello Sonata in the months after the Ypres offensive in 1915 – as a necessary escape into what he called ‘classical form, in the good sense of the word’. Ravel’s La Valse was written in 1919–20. Though he denied that it was influenced by the war, it is impossible to imagine a darker tribute to the Viennese waltz.

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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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