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Robert Gibbs and Oliver Davies
12:00 - 13:00
Robert Gibbs – violin
Oliver Davies – Steinway piano, 1864
The Great War & the Violin: IV
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending: romance
Bax Second Violin Sonata, in D (1915) (world première of original version)
This fourth concert in the series begun by Robert Gibbs and Oliver Davies in 2014 presents two important works which spanned the war but reached performance only in revised form after 1920.
The Bax offers a particularly vivid illustration of its time – the summer of 1915 – and moreover has intriguing Hatchlands connections. André Mangeot, the French violinist who partnered the composer in some of the early revised performances, was a close friend of Hal Goodhart-Rendel and must have frequently made music in this very room. His manuscript violin part of Bax’s Sonata documents all stages of the work’s gestation and has helped to make this reconstruction possible.
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Last approximately one hour.
Last approximately two hours with one interval
during which juice and wine are served.
Wheelchair access available. Please advise in advance.
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