The Tetbury Music Festival 2013
The 2013 Festival took place from 3th October to 6th October
The dates for the 2014 Festival will be Thursday 2nd October to Sunday
5th October 2014.
The Festival began on Thursday 3rd October with a revelatory concert from the
Arcangelo, directed by the Festival's Artistic Director,
Jonathan Cohen, with the fortepianist
Kristian Bezuidenhout. The concert included the Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major and the Beethoven 4th Piano Concerto,
which was performed just as it had been at its premiere, with single strings.
On Friday evening the
The Kelemen Quartet from Hungary played 'in
their native language' with a wonderful performance of Bela Bartok's
5th String Quartet, flanked by Haydn's Opus 20 No. 2 and
Tchaikovsky's 3rd String Quartet, Opus 30.
Saturday morning's song recital was extraordinarily moving and
illustrated the difference between simply singing a song and performing
a song - really communicating it. The mezzo-soprano
Sarah Connolly was joined by the baritone
Jonathan Lemalu and pianist
Joseph Middleton in a programme of Schumann,
Mussorgsky and Duparc. An unforgettable experience.
Steven Isserlis returned to the Tetbury Music Festival on
Saturday evening with his frequent collaborator, the pianist and composer
Stephen Hough. A highlight of the beautiful programme
was the British debut of Stephen Hough's Sonata for Cello and Piano (Left Hand),
which was a joint commission for The Tetbury Music Festival and
The Kronberg Festival.
The 2013 Tetbury Music Festival finished on Sunday, the 6th October, with a
superb chamber-scale performance of Bach's B Minor Mass, by Arcangelo,
conducted by Jonathan Cohen. The concert was the first of five David
Thomas Memorial Concerts, each of which will present a masterpiece of
18th century choral music..
Some of the concerts were sell-outs before the event, so you might want
to take advantage of priority booking by becoming a
We look forward to seeing you next year.
The Tetbury Music Festival - 2013
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