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Duo Concertante: Bach, Beethoven and Ravel


Bach | Violin Sonata No. 3 in E major BWV 1016
Beethoven | Violin Sonata no. 9, opus 47  ‘Kreutzer’
Ravel | Violin Sonata no. 2

Cardiff University Symphony Chorus and Orchestra


The University Symphony Chorus and Orchestra combine forces to perform works by the School of Music’s current head of composition, Arlene Sierra, and alumna Morfydd Owen.  In Bernstein’s 100th anniversary year, the Chorus will perform the life-affirming setting of Psalms first performed in 1965. Such was the success and popularity of the first set of Old American Songs, composed by Copland at Benjamin Britten’s request, that a second set soon followed.  You may find yourself surprisingly familiar with at least one of the tunes.

The world of Pauline Viardot


Pauline Viardot was one of the greatest woman musicians of the 19th century. This lecture recital will feature some of Pauline Viardot’s finest songs, and will highlight the main events of her personal and professional life, from her early years to her death in 1910. It will demonstrate that this underrated composer deserves much wider recognition for her very special talents.