BEYond the abyss
This concert is kindly being sponsored by Blake Morgan LLP Solicitors Oxford
Olivier Messiaen Abyss of the Birds, from Quartet for the End of Time | Franz Schubert Fantasy in F minor for piano four-hands, D94 | Béla Bartók Sonata for solo violin BB124 | John Tavener Threnos for solo cello | Franz Schubert String Quartet no. 15 in G major D887
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Concert followed by Friends’ Reception
Here are two towering masterpieces from the end of Schubert’s tragically short life – the greatest work (by far) ever written for piano duet, and his last string quartet which seems to burst beyond the possibilities of a mere four instruments. They are framed by three contrasting soundscapes from the twentieth century. Bartók defies his final illness with a raw, red-blooded sonata; Messiaen – in the hell of a WW2 concentration camp – exalts the joyous freedom of birds; and Tavener’s faith anticipates eternal life.