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KHACHATURIAN ‘Sabre Dance’ from Gayane for violin and piano (arr Heifetz)
CHRIS NOBLE Bear, Ascend!  Platform 4 commission for May 2017 Festival
RACHMANINOV Trio Élégiaque No.1 in G minor 
GUBAIDULINA Quasi Hoquetus for viola, bassoon and piano
GLINKA Trio Pathétique in D for clarinet, bassoon and piano

A rollercoaster musical ride in under an hour! Ben Nabarro launches the concert with an explosive transcription of the famous Sabre Dance, while Rachmaninov’s and Glinka’s short trios are both supremely expressive works.

In addition to Chris Noble’s new work, we are delighted to present Quasi Hoquetus by Sofia Gubaidulina. Born in Tatarstan but now living in Hamburg, Gubaidulina’s early work came under the scrutiny of the Soviet authorities who deemed it ‘irresponsible’ – the title translates as ‘like a hiccup’!

PLATFORM 4 COMMISSIONS
Music in the Round has commissioned the members of Sheffield’s professional composers collective, Platform 4 to each write a new work for this 2017 Festival, inspired by famous Russian repertoire. You can hear the new pieces performed alongside the works that inspired them in each programme.  Before and during the Festival, online and in person, the composers will be explaining and illustrating how they’re creating new music from great works. Find out more at musicintheround.co.uk

Experience thrilling live music by the world’s greatest Russian composers, performed up close in the Crucible Studio this May. See the full festival diary here.

Don’t know where to start? Listen to the festival highlights playlist or come along to a Russia in the Round ‘taster’ concert on 11 March.

Running time: About 55 minutes
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