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Mark Simpson Hommage ŕ Kurtág World premiere

 12 August 2016 at  

Mark Simpson Hommage ŕ Kurtág World premiere

Edinburgh International Festival

Mark Simpson Clarinet
Antoine Tamestit Viola
Pierre-Laurent Aimard Piano

Three of the world’s finest chamber musicians, each also a respected soloist in his own right, come together for a concert celebrating the fantasy of Robert Schumann and the playfulness of Hungarian composer György Kurtág, who is 90 this year.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard is a world-renowned French pianist, producing important, sometimes provocative interpretations of music from all eras. French viola player Antoine Tamestit is equally in demand as a soloist and chamber musician, and has been acclaimed for previous Festival performances in Trio Zimmermann. Liverpool-born Mark Simpson is highly respected as both a clarinettist and composer, and widely regarded as one of Britain’s most exciting young talents.

Together they explores the richly imaginative, fairy-tale music of Schumann’s Märcherenzählungen and Märchenbilder, interspersed with humorous miniatures by Kurtág, and homages from Italian composer Marco Stroppa and Simpson himself.

Mark Simpson : Hommage ŕ Kurtág
Gyorgy Kurtág : Signs, Games and Messages
Robert Schumann : Bunte Blätter
Robert Schumann : Märchenbilder
Marco Stroppa : Hommage ŕ Gy. K
Gyorgy Kurtág : Hommage ŕ Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann : Märchenerzählungen

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