“Once upon a time…”
When a story starts like this, we know that a fairy tale will proceed!
In Märchenbilder, the young top musician Timothy Ridout depicts Schumann’s fairy tale with his unlimited palette of timbres. The young composer Jörg Widmann wrote a very exciting musical story, in which he refers to Schumann’s romantic heritage: “Once upon a time….”
And as for Mendelssohn’s second string quintet? Fabulous music in a performance that promises to take us out of this world!
Robert Schumann – “Märchenbilder” op. 113 for viola and piano
Timothy Ridout (viola), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)
Jörg Widmann – “Es war einmal…” – Trio for clarinet, viola and piano
Matthew Hunt (clarinet), Lilli Maijala (viola), Alasdair Beatson (piano)
Felix Mendelssohn – String Quintet No. 2 in B flat major, op.87
Alina Ibragimova, Tim Crawford (violin), Lilli Maijala, Mathis Rochat (viola), Amy Norrington (cello)