Ensemble 360 plays at the Portsmouth Chamber Music Series

On Monday 22 April, Portsmouth Chamber Music welcomes back Robert Plane, now the ‘resident’ clarinettist with Ensemble 360, for a performance of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s rarely heard but wonderful clarinet quintet. The concert starts with three short but fascinating pieces by Stravinsky, and concludes with one of Schubert’s finest string quartets, his ‘Death and the Maiden’.

Schubert’s deeply personal and beloved ‘Death and the Maiden’ string quartet is set alongside two lesser-known pieces written within a century but which could hardly be more different: Stravinsky’s compelling fragments for string quartet and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s exquisite clarinet quintet. The latter is arguably the greatest achievement in Coleridge-Taylor’s chamber music, by turns lyrical and muscular. It bears the unmistakable hallmarks of Dvořák’s profound influence on this tumultuous period of music.

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There will be a post-show Q&A with the artists and Colin Jagger of Portsmouth Chamber Music. To join his mailing list about classical music in Portsmouth, please email cjagger99@gmail.com.

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