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About this performance

New work – World Premiere, 2019 Composer in Residence
Bruch 8 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
Loeffler Two Rhapsodies for Oboe, Violin and Piano

Christopher Cartlidge viola
Thomas Hutchinson oboe
Philip Arkinstall clarinet
Laurence Matheson piano

About the performance
Charles Loeffler’s heritage was German, but most of his life was spent in America’s New England, and his music was deeply influenced by a French aesthetic. The Rhapsodies are versions of songs in which Loeffler explores moods inspired by the opulence of French Symbolism, reaching towards the sensuality of Impressionism. Max Bruch, on the other hand, occupies a similar aesthetic world to Brahms. Best known for his colourful works inspired by Scottish and Hebrew melodies, Bruch’s Eight Pieces were composed for his clarinetist son.

Running time
1 hour and 20 minutes.

Pictured: Christopher Cartlidge | Image credit: Hugh Peachey

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