Thea Musgrave premiere at King’s Place
12th September 2008
Cantilena, an oboe quartet by Thea Musgrave written for Nicholas Daniel and members of the Chilingirian Quartet, receives its premiere on October 5. Commissioned by the London Chamber Music Society to celebrate their move to King’s Place, the concert takes place during the opening week of the new London concert hall.
Musgrave describes Cantilena as “a short, lyrical piece where an outsider [the oboe] joins the group [a string trio] and adds to their dialogue”. The piece extends the composer’s long-standing musical relationship with Nick Daniel for whom she composed the oboe concerto Helios in 1994 and who, with Evelyn Glennie, premiered Two’s Company at the 2007 BBC Proms.