Music in Translation: The Art of Arrangement (4)

11/03/2014, 7:00 pm

Colin Lawson (clarinet), Kenneth Hamilton (piano)

  • Johannes Brahms – Variations and Fugue on a theme of Handel, Clarinet Sonata no.1 in F minor
  • Johannes Brahms/Ferruccio Busoni – Three Chorale Preludes
  • Brahms – Clarinet Sonata no. 2 in E flat major

The School of Music is delighted to welcome Colin Lawson to Cardiff.  Currently Director of the Royal College of Music, Professor Lawson has a distinguished career as both an orchestral and solo clarinettist, described as “a brilliant, absolutely world-class player” Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung.

Joining forces with Kenneth Hamilton. ‘an outstanding virtuoso – one of the finest players of his generation’ Moscow Kommersant, for a concert dedicated to Brahms’s music, we will hear how Brahms takes Handel’s aria and turns it, according to Brahms’s biographer Jan Swafford, into ‘a masterful unfolding of ideas’.

Putting the boot on the other foot, Busoni takes six of Brahms’s chorale preludes for organ (we will hear three this evening) and transcribes them for piano.  A wonderful evening of Brahms’s finest music.


Tickets £10, £8, £3.50

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Cardiff University Concert Hall
Corbett Road
CF10 3EB

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