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Thursday 4th April 7.15pm
EXPLORING MUSIC: The Early Romantic Era
WEBERThe first Romantic
A talk illustrated with fine CD recordings by Adrian Boynton
Weber's place in the history of music is that of a liberator, setting German music free from Italian influence and establishing the great Romantic tradition which would lead ultimately to Wagner. He has outstanding gifts as a melodist, a rich command of orchestral colour (achieved according to Debussy, by 'scrutiny of the soul of each instrument'), and a real sense of how to convey atmosphere and drama. Tonight we explore the symphonies, piano concertos, the outstanding clarinet concertos and clarinet quintet, and the great operas 'Der Freischutz' and 'Oberon'.
Admission £5 (student £1) at the door
Sunday 7th April 6pm
GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD
A meditation in words and music for Passion Sunday
THE CHOIR OF THE CITY CHURCH Directed by Adrian Boynton
A meditation for Passiontide featuring music by Vittoria, Lassus, Purcell, Blow, Bruckner, Rutter and Boynton.