For the Ninth Day of Christmas – Elgar

Welcome to Day Nine of our 12 Days of Christmas series in which we are presenting twelve short highlights from the inaugural 2014 Southwell Music Festival.

Our Sunday night concert in the State Chamber (24th August) entitled To Those Who Died commemorated the start of the First World War with music written at the time or inspired by the experience of war.  Today’s highlight is the conclusion of Elgar’s Piano Quintet.

The instrumental ensemble comprised Jamie Campbell and Maria Włoszczowska (violins), Simon Tandree (viola), Nathaniel Boyd (cello) and James Baillieu (piano).  The recording is by Alex Barnes .

One audience member commented on the overall quality of chamber concerts: “Some of the best chamber performances I’ve ever heard – I speak as an experienced classical recording engineer.  Wonderfully varied programmes, avoiding some of the ‘usual suspects’.

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Please join us for the Festival’s London concert on Tuesday 3rd February and find out about the 2015 Festival programme when it is launched at Southwell Minster on Friday 13th March.  Details are in the Christmas newsletter (pdf download). The dates for the 2015 Southwell Music Festival are 27-31 August.

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