Brian Elias online chamber music retrospective

Brian Elias online chamber music retrospective
© Ben Ealovega
This year’s Music@Malling festival will present a focus on the chamber music of Brian Elias in a series of virtual concerts taking place from October 16 to 18. The works included in the survey of Elias’ music span almost 50 years of composition. They run as a thread through the festival's concerts, which will be streamed live from St Mary’s Church in the market town of West Malling, Kent. The earliest work, Five Pieces for the Right Hand, was written in 1969 while Elias was still a student at the Royal College of Music. The most recent, L’innominata, was written for cellist Natalie Clein in 2018.
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In a free online event to open the festival, Artistic Director Thomas Kemp will interview Elias and fellow featured composer Mark-Anthony Turnage about their lives and music. Tickets for all concerts are available from the festival’s website.

At Home with Music @ Malling - selected events

16 October (1300h)
Daniel Grimwood, piano
Elias: Plaint, Five Pieces for Right Hand and Moto Perpetuo
alongside works by Beethoven and Mark-Anthony Turnage

17 October (1100h)
Jon Carnac, clarinet; Thomas Kemp, violin; Nick Barr, viola; Adrian Bradbury, cello; Sophia Rahman, piano
Elias: L’innominata, Three Scherzi for Violin and Piano, Three Duets for Violin and Cello
alongside works by Mark-Anthony Turnage

17 October (1300h)
Richard Harwood, cello
Elias: Of Elutropia
alongside works by J S Bach et al

18 October (1300h)
Anna Beilby, viola
Elias: But when I sleep
alongside works by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Britten et al

Listen to the Brian Elias playlist on Spotify

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