Adès, Barry, Beethoven - chamber music - Britten Sinfonia

Adès, Barry, Beethoven – chamber music

23 May 2018


An die ferne Geliebte

Gerald Barry



Quintet for Piano and Winds

(c) Brian Voce


Volatile substances: Thomas Adès and the Britten Sinfonia mix the music of Beethoven and Gerald Barry. Hear them explode…

Thomas Adès puts down his baton and takes a seat at the piano in this chamber concert which complements the symphony cycle and showcases Beethoven and Barry in a more intimate setting. Ades is joined by principal members of Britten Sinfonia for a performance of Beethoven’s exploration of instrumental sonorities, the Quintet for Piano and Winds, and by Allan Clayton for Barry’s setting of Lewis Carroll’s famous nonsense poem, Jabberwocky.

Find out more about the Beethoven Symphony Cycle here.

Download the programme notes for free here.

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