At Lunch One 2012-13 - Britten Sinfonia

At Lunch One 2012-13

Norwich Cambridge London
30 – 05 Dec 2012

Britten

Phantasy Quartet Op. 2

Lutoslawski

Dance Preludes

Dobrinka Tabakova

On Colours (world premiere tour)*

Britten

Sinfonietta Op. 1

Summary

Moving into Britten’s centenary season, Britten Sinfonia’s award-winning lunchtime concerts explore Britten’s chamber music in context with his influences and contemporaries. Beginning with his first Opuses, written while Britten was still a student, these two virtuosic works heralded his extraordinary talent to the world. Sharing a centenary and also a friendship, Lutoslowski’s fizzing Dance Preludes were premiered at Aldeburgh with Britten conducting. A new work by Dobrinka Tabakova draws together the concert’s themes.

*co-commissioned by Wigmore Hall and Britten Sinfonia

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