The Golden Prime – Schumann, Adès, Brahms 9-11 Nov 2018

Delve into Schumann’s golden late period that embodies recognizable features found also in the great late style of Beethoven.
Explore his late motivic economy, brevity and concision in parallel with the recent work of contemporary composer,
Thomas Adès who remarks about his detailed craft as ‘the building I have made’, ‘analysing every letter’,
and with Brahms’ organic unity (itself inspired by Schumann) within his late preoccupation for the potential of sonata form.

Via a visit to Schumann’s rarely heard 3rd Violin Sonata in a minor,
written just months before his productivity was cut short by the final stages of his mental illness;
the most recent solo piano works of T. Adès; and Brahms’ c minor Piano Trio,
the last he wrote before the announcement of his retirement from composition 3 years later;
walk the golden periods of the creative lives of Schumann, Adès and Brahms with us.

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