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La Belle Époque: Ensemble 360

Ensemble 360
Group type: Ensembles
  • Sunday 11 March
    11.30am
Ticket typeCost
Standard£14
Disabled & Unemployed£10
Under 35s & Students£5

Warm, evocative, sensual… arresting, daring, forward-looking.

Warm, evocative, sensual… arresting, daring, forward-looking.The music of Ravel and Debussy is all these things and more. Over one weekend in March, Ensemble 360, Catrin Finch and guests present the complete chamber music of these two radical and inspirational composers as part of our Festival of Chamber Music and Song from France’s Golden Age, presented in collaboration with University of Sheffield Concerts. 

Energy and vitality counteract a degree of poignancy in this concert. Debussy’s Violin Sonata was the composer’s last completed work and the premiere in 1917 was his final performance. It’s a restless piece with the “breathlessness of a mortally wounded bird, which has a beauty and pathos of its own.”* Ravel’s Violin and Cello Sonata was dedicated to the memory of Debussy and its relentless drive makes it an arresting homage.

*Martin Cooper, Music Historian

Programme

  • Ravel: Violin Sonata No. 1
  • Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
  • Debussy: Petite pièce for clarinet and piano
  • Debussy: Première Rapsodie for clarinet and piano
  • Debussy: Violin Sonata

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