1 | Wednesday 28th September | 7:30 PM | Holywell Music Room

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.