This morning's programme not only progresses our theme of music from 1918 states, with Haydn representing Austria and Farkas Hungary, but also looks at composers taking earlier music, be it traditional or folk (Farkas, Patterson) or baroque (Berkeley), or reflecting on earlier times (Ibert, Milhaud) and giving them a fresh coat of paint... and a work itself used as inspiration – the Divertimento, or Feldpartita, ascribed to Haydn (but more likely by his pupil Pleyel) was the basis of Brahms's Variations on a theme of Haydn. It also introduces three composers who are features of our 2018 programming: Michael Berkeley, in celebration of his 70th birthday this year; Stephen Dodgson; and Jean Françaix.
1:00pm, Wednesday 1 August 2018
£16 Unreserved Seating
Supported by the Tillett Trust
Ibert Trois pièces brèves 7’
Haydn Divertimento in B flat major ‘St Anthony’ 11’
Dodgson Sonata for wind quintet 10’
Milhaud La cheminée du roi René 12½’
JS Bach/M Berkeley Re-Inventions 12’
Françaix Quatuor à vents 10¾’
Farkas Ancient Hungarian Dances 8½’
Patterson Westerly Winds, Op.84 12’
The Magnard Ensemble was formed in 2012 and made its international début in January 2017 at the Culture and Convention Centre, Lucerne. During the 2014–15 season, the quintet simultaneously held a Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music and the inaugural joint fellowship between the RAM Open Academy and Wigmore Hall Learning. Currently the Ensemble is a selected artist for the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust, the Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform (with which it appears at the Wigmore Hall in October) and the Tunnell Trust.