James Turnbull (oboe) Libby Burgess (piano) Nick Stringfellow (cello*)

11.00am Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Ambleside Parish Centre

£16 Unreserved Seating

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Vivaldi Oboe Sonata in C minor, RV53 10¾’

Barber Canzonetta, Op.48 posth 7’

Britten Two Insect Pieces 5’

Poulenc Oboe Sonata 14’

L Berkeley Petite Suite for oboe & cello* 14¾’

M Berkeley Three Moods for solo oboe 10’

Gurney Preludes for piano No.5 in D major, No.2 in A minor & No.3 in D flat major 5¼’

Saint-Saëns Oboe Sonata in D major, Op.166 12’

Supported by the Lennox Berkeley Society

A programme of masterworks for oboe interlaced with connections – Lennox Berkeley first met Poulenc while a student of Nadia Boulanger in Paris, and the neo-baroque Petite Suite was composed at this time. Four years later, and five years before they met, Britten heard it, noting his enthusiasm in his diary. Britten and Berkeley subsequently had a close professional and personal relationship, and Britten became godfather to Lennox’s son, Michael.