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28 March 2014

 

The Elgar Birthplace Museum
Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath, Worcester WR2 6RH

 

‘TALES FROM THE STAVE’

On 28 March Rupert Marshall-Luck will be recording an episode for the forthcoming BBC Radio 4 series of ‘Tales from the Stave’. The programme, which will be recorded at The Elgar Birthplace Museum, will explore Elgar’s well-known salon piece ‘Salut d’Amour’ and will focus especially on the discoveries that Rupert has made in the course of preparing his new scholarly-critical edition for G. Henle Verlag of Munich. The programme will be presented by Frances Fyfield and will be broadcast this summer.

2 May 2014

 

1.10pm, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TS

 

BARBER LUNCHTIME CONCERTS SERIES

 
BARTÓK: Sonata no.2 for Violin and Piano, Sz.76 
DOHNÁNYI: Sonata in C-sharp minor for Violin and Piano, op.21
 
Rupert Marshall-Luck (vn)
Matthew Rickard (pf)

Rupert Marshall-Luck and Matthew Rickard return to the Barber Institute to present a concert of two works remarkable for their contrast. Bartók and Dohnányi were almost exact contemporaries: they studied composition at the same conservatoire and with the same professor; yet they developed completely different musical languages. This recital juxtaposes the vivid colours and spiky energy of Bartók's second Violin Sonata with the rich opulence and luxurious harmonies of Dohnányi's Sonata in C-sharp minor.

 

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23 MAY 2014

 

7.30pm, Dorchester Abbey
Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire OX10 7HH

 

THE ENGLISH MUSIC FESTIVAL

 
PARRY: ‘Jerusalem’
BOUGHTON: Overture to ‘Troilus and Cressida’
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE
MOERAN: Violin Concerto
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: ‘Burley Heath’
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: ‘Harnham Down’
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE
BAX: Variations for Orchestra
WORLD PREMIÈRE PERFORMANCE
 
BBC Concert Orchestra
Martin Yates (conductor)
Rupert Marshall-Luck (vn)

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13 JUNE 2014

 

7.00pm, Cathedral Church of SS Peter and Paul
Clifton Park, Bristol BS8 3BX

 

CLIFTON FESTIVAL

 
PRE-CONCERT TALK
‘It seemed that out of battle I escaped’: Frederick Kelly’s ‘Gallipoli’ Sonata

Frederick Septimus Kelly was born in 1881 in Australia and first came to the United Kingdom when he began his schooling at Eton College.  Although a notable rower – he won a Gold Medal for Britain in the 1908 London Olympic Games – he was also a highly gifted composer, mostly active in the genres of song, solo piano music and chamber music.  His Violin Sonata in G major was written for Jelly d’Aranyi, a violinist of Hungarian descent who also inspired such composers as Elgar and Vaughan Williams, and was composed in 1915 in Kelly’s tent at Gallipoli, hence the work’s appellation.  Kelly wrote the Sonata not to express the horrors of war but rather to articulate his memories of the country in which he had spent his formative years and which had fostered his intellectual and creative development.  Whilst his recollections may have been influenced by his privileged upbringing and the environments and social circles in which he moved, it is nevertheless a powerful reminder of the means by which some of those on the front lines retained a sense of balance, enabling them to survive the psychological traumas inherent in warfare, if not to elude them completely.  This talk, preceding the Sonata’s performance the same evening, will describe the history surrounding the ‘Gallipoli’ Sonata, from the circumstances that led to its composition and its dedication to the recent rediscovery of the manuscript in Florence and its housing in the National Library of Australia; and will explore some of the compositional techniques used by Kelly to express his idyllic remembrances and which enable listeners to the Sonata to engage with the imagery the composer sought to create.

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13 JUNE 2014

 

7.30pm, Cathedral Church of SS Peter and Paul
Clifton Park, Bristol BS8 3BX

 

CLIFTON FESTIVAL

 
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: ‘The Lark Ascending’ (version for violin and piano) 
KELLY: Sonata in G major for Piano and Violin (‘Gallipoli’)
PICKARD: ‘Insomnia’
GURNEY: Sonata in E-flat major for Violin and Piano
 
Rupert Marshall-Luck (vn)
Matthew Rickard (pf)

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17–27 JULY 2014

 

Valetta, Malta

 

MALTA INTERNATIONAL MASTERCLASSES

Rupert Marshall-Luck will be the Violin Professor for the Malta International Masterclasses, which are held in Valetta during the second half of July and which culminate in the Malta International Music Competition. For more details, please visit the dedicated website: www.vfimf.com.

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29–31 AUGUST 2014

 

The British Library
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

 

THE MUSIC OF WAR

 
PRESENTATION
‘It seemed that out of battle I escaped’: Frederick Kelly’s ‘Gallipoli’ Sonata

An international conference to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War; held as part of the British Library's Centenary events programme, supported by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.

 

Frederick Septimus Kelly was born in 1881 in Australia and first came to the United Kingdom when he began his schooling at Eton College.  Although a notable rower – he won a Gold Medal for Britain in the 1908 London Olympic Games – he was also a highly gifted composer, mostly active in the genres of song, solo piano music and chamber music.  His Violin Sonata in G major was written for Jelly d’Aranyi, a violinist of Hungarian descent who also inspired such composers as Elgar and Vaughan Williams, and was composed in 1915 in Kelly’s tent at Gallipoli, hence the work’s appellation.  Kelly wrote the Sonata not to express the horrors of war but rather to articulate his memories of the country in which he had spent his formative years and which had fostered his intellectual and creative development.  Whilst his recollections may have been influenced by his privileged upbringing and the environments and social circles in which he moved, it is nevertheless a powerful reminder of the means by which some of those on the front lines retained a sense of balance, enabling them to survive the psychological traumas inherent in warfare, if not to elude them completely.  This paper will describe the history surrounding the ‘Gallipoli’ Sonata, from the circumstances that led to its composition and its dedication to the recent rediscovery of the manuscript in Florence and its housing in the National Library of Australia; and will explore some of the compositional techniques used by Kelly to express his idyllic remembrances and which enable listeners to the Sonata to engage with the imagery the composer sought to create.

 

For more details about the conference, please visit the conference’s website: www.themusicofwar.org.

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