Bartok in Contrast

Bartok in Contrast


‘A smorgasbord of chamber music …played by first-rate musicians.’ The Daily Telegraph

Hungarian landscapes, Soviet squares and the Parisian circus. Clarinettist and Artistic Director of Omega Ensemble, David Rowden, leads an exhilarating program of chamber works for clarinet, violin and piano. A quest for new musical forms and sounds in the mid-twentieth century saw the clarinet gain incredible popularity due to its impressive range of colour, emotion and agility.

Composers no longer looked to classical or romantic ideals, but instead sought a new directness and clarity in music derived from the immediate world in which they lived, and inspired by the melodies and rhythms of folk songs, or the sounds of the cities.

Don’t miss this performance of exhilarating works covering a full\ gamut of colour and emotion.

Presented by Omega Ensemble


Francis Poulenc
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

Aram Khachaturian
Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano

Dmitri Shostakovich
Violin Sonata in G

Béla Bartók
Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin and Piano


David Rowden clarinet
Veronique Serret violin
Clemens Leske piano


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