Brahms Requiem

Two of Englandís most interesting and popular pianists join forces in a fascinating programme for voices and four hands at one keyboard. Mozartís Andante and Five Variations brims with joi de vivre while Schubertís Fantasy, full of mystery and beauty of ideas, was intended to be shared with friends. It was for the same purpose ñ domestic music-makingñ that Brahms made this slimmed-down version of his haunting Requiem. The piano accompaniment,replacing orchestra, points up the same dark, velvety colours but reveals more clearly the workís rich vocal textures and subtle clarity of choral writing. Inspiredby the idea of reconciling the living to their loss, and the hope of the Resurrection, itís a remarkable work that audiences never seem to tire of.

Meet the Artist: 6.45pm
Tickets: £14.50, £12
(£12, £9.50 concessions)
£5.50 Young personëRoscoe Ö bringing mastery and sheer musical quality to bear on everything he playsí
Gramophone

ëWass Ö turns almost anything he plays into pure goldí
Gramophone

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