The year of 1781 marked the height of the mania for all things Turkish for the Viennese public – hence Mozart’s Die entführung heard yesterday and parts of Haydn’s closing movement this morning. Mozart’s Oboe Quartet, inspired by the remarkable virtuoso Friedrich Ramm, also comes from this fecund year. Our WW1 theme continues with delightful English and Dutch miniatures; and to close, Mendelssohn’s miracle of cyclic form, stemming from a three-note motto from a song about a romantic assignation, ‘Is it true that you are waiting for me?’
James Turnbull OBOE*
8:30pm Wednesday, August 2 2017
A £24 B £16 RV Allocated Seating
Haydn String Quartet in C major ‘The Bird’, Op.33 No.3 20’
Röntgen Hirtenlied for oboe & string quartet* 4’
Mozart Oboe Quartet in F major, K370* 14’
Bridge Two Old English Songs for string quartet 7½’
Mendelssohn String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op.13 30’
The Villiers Quartet is winner of the First Prize of the 2015 Radcliffe Chamber Music Competition, and Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Oxford. Named after Villiers Street in London's colourful...
James Turnbull studied at the Royal Academy of Music, and with Nicholas Daniel at the Trossingen Musikhochschule. He has performed frequently throughout the UK and Europe including solo recitals at...