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 11 June 2005 at 11 am 

Life Story

Aldeburgh Church
Aldeburgh, IP15 5DY
United Kingdom

Gweneth-Ann Jeffers soprano
Dante String Quartet

The Purcell-Britten-Stravinsky strands of this year’s Festival make a first appearance here, alongside Adès’ cool, disturbing Tennessee Williams setting (‘a tragic snapshot of despair’), Woolrich’s reworking of some rare Brahms, and Maw’s tender memorial piece for fellow composer Stephen Oliver. With W. H. Auden, Stravinsky created an intimate piece of public mourning for Kennedy, and his three quartet pieces from 1914 are a fascinating seedbed for future, larger works.

Benjamin Britten : (Purcell) Chaconny
Benjamin Britten : Three Divertimenti
Igor Stravinsky : Double Canon
Igor Stravinsky : Three Pieces
Igor Stravinsky : Three Pieces
Igor Stravinsky : Elegy for JFK
Igor Stravinsky : (Wolf) Two Sacred Songs
John Woolrich : (Brahms ) Ophelia Songs
John Buller : Scribenry
Nicholas Maw : The Head of Orpheus
Thomas Ades : Life Story, Op. 8a

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