The Song Company, New Zealand String Quartet, Ying Quartet
William Cornysh (1465-1523) – Ah Robin, gentle Robin The Kynge H. viii (1491-1547) – Where to shuld I expresse Westron Wynde – Anonymous ca 1350, reconstructed Lilburn – “Phantasy” for Quartet, based on the song “Westron Wynde” John Cousins – Duos for Violin and Viola Randall Thompson – “Alleluia” Schoenberg – String Sextet “Verklaerte Nacht” op.4
Our second Waitangi Day concert celebrates Lilburn’s one hundreth anniversary year with his Phantasy Quartet, which won him the Cobbett Prize at the Royal College of Music, London in 1939, and the launch of the NZSQ’s new CD of his music. The Phantasy Quartet is based on the old song The Westron Wynde which the Song Company will sing for us, along with a song composed by Henry VIII! Members of the Ying Quartet share their interpretation of John Cousin’s Duos as well as their own arrangement of Randall Thompson’s hymn-like Alleluia. And to finish: Schoenberg’s legendary and ultra-Romantic sextet, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), based on a poem by Richard Dehmel, explores themes of love, forgiveness and acceptance.
February 6, 2015 7:30PM
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