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Chamber Music Series

 
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RCM at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

1:00pm | 25 January 2018
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9NH

RCM guitarist Nikos Baroutsakis plays a variety of pieces, including the only original composition for guitar by Ginastera.

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RCM Chamber Music

6:15pm | 25 January 2018
Inner Parry Room

Brahms' first piano sonata was actually the second piano sonata completed by the composer. However, he was so proud of this work that he published it first, due to its character and complexity.

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RCM at St Paul's Knightsbridge

3:00pm | 26 January 2018
St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge (St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, 32a Wilton Pl, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 8SH)

The Mahler Quartet performs Mahler's own Piano Quartet in A minor, the only surviving piece of chamber music without voice composed by the composer.

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RCM at St Mary Abbots

1:05pm | 26 January 2018
St Mary Abbots, Kensington High Street, London W8

RCM musicians perform Beethoven's popular Septet, a piece famed at the time for its innovative qualities, regarding the choice of instruments and the important role of the clarinet.

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RCM at Pallant House Gallery

12:00pm | 27 January 2018
Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester PO19 1TJ

Ning Hui See performs works by Robert Schumann and his wife Clara, including the former's second piano sonata, a piece famed for its great variety and highly virtuosic demands.

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Classical Coffee Morning at the Royal Albert Hall

11:00am | 28 January 2018
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP

Amy Lyddon and Ian Tindale perform Jonathan Dove's seminal song cycle, based on a collection of poems by Vikram Seth.

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RCM at the Austrian Cultural Forum

1:05pm | 29 January 2018
Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, London, SW7 1PQ

The RCM's European Horizons series covers works by German and Latvian composers, including Weber's Trio which premiered successfully at the house of fellow composer Louis Spohr in 1819.

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RCM at St Stephen's Church

6:30pm | 29 January 2018
St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, London SW7 4AL

RCM pianist plays a selection of solo works, including some of Chopin's beautiful piano pieces, in the surroundings of St Stephen's Church.

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RCM Chamber Music

6:15pm | 30 January 2018
Grove Room

Dvořák's highly popular 12th string quartet was inspired by his time in America, specifically the beautiful nature of Iowa, and was premiered in Boston.

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RCM Chamber Music

6:15pm | 31 January 2018
Corelli Room

Yuanwei Ping plays Scriabin's fiendish first piano sonata, pulished posthumously, and composed at a time of great frustration for the composer, who was suffering from a right hand injury.

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RCM at Regent Hall

1:00pm | 02 February 2018
Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London W1C 2DJ

The RCM's Arcus Quartet performs two pieces, including Mendelssohn's fourth string quartet, dedicated to the Crown Prince of Sweden.

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RCM at St Mary Abbots

1:05pm | 02 February 2018
St Mary Abbots, Kensington High Street, London W8

Ines Delgado and Alis An perform Shostakovich's violin sonata, which was composed in 1968 as a birthday present for violinist and friend of the composer, David Oistrakh.

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RCM Chamber Music

1:05pm | 06 February 2018
Grove Room

Talented RCM musicians play a selection of chamber music, including Guido Agosti's transcription of Stravinsky's famous Firebird Suite.

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RCM Chamber Music

1:05pm | 08 February 2018
West Parry Room

Pianist Irena Radic performs Beethoven's popular 15th piano sonata, popularly known as 'The Pastoral', although this was a nickname coined by publishers, rather than the composer himself.

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RCM at St Mary Abbots

1:05pm | 09 February 2018
St Mary Abbots, Kensington High Street, London W8

Florian Belbeoach plays the Allegro from Saint-Saëns' first cello concerto, an interesting work which broke with convention due to its one-movement structure.

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RCM at the Austrian Cultural Forum

1:05pm | 12 February 2018
Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, London, SW7 1PQ

RCM musicians perform German and French music, including Poulenc's unique Sextet, which was extensively revised by the composer years after its original premiere in 1933.

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RCM Chamber Music

6:15pm | 13 February 2018
Grove Room

RCM musicians perform Suite for two violins and piano by Maurice Moszkowski, a contemporary of pianist Anton Rubinstein who was colloquially known as the 'Sunshine Composer'.

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RCM Chamber Music

1:05pm | 14 February 2018
Farinelli Room

Will Scott performs RCM alumnus Michael Tippett's only work for solo guitar, which was inspired by a poem of the same name by American poet Wallce Stevens.

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RCM at St Mary Abbots

1:05pm | 16 February 2018
St Mary Abbots, Kensington High Street, London W8

RCM musicians perform an attractive selection of chamber pieces, including the only surviving piece of non-vocal chamber music written by Mahler.

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RCM Chamber Music

1:05pm | 21 February 2018
Farinelli Room

Abel Puustinen and Iida Lymi perform Honegger's Sonatine for 2 Violins, written in 1920 and premiered by the composer himself, plus dedicatee Darius Milhaud.

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RCM Chamber Music

6:15pm | 22 February 2018
Inner Parry Room

Yaroslava Trofymchyk plays Ligeti's Cello Sonata, a popular piece in today's cello repertoire, yet originally banned by the Soviet Composers' Union.

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RCM at St Mary Abbots

1:05pm | 23 February 2018
St Mary Abbots, Kensington High Street, London W8

RCM musicians perform pieces including Piazzolla's Estaciones Porteñas, a set of four pieces evoking the different seasons in Buenos Aires.

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RCMJD Chamber Music

5:30pm | 24 February 2018
Recital Hall

Chamber ensembles from across the RCM Junior Department perform an exciting programme of music for piano trio, string quartet and wind quintet.

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RCM at the Austrian Cultural Forum

1:05pm | 26 February 2018
Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, London, SW7 1PQ

This concert features a suite by French composer Visée, composed for the theorbo, an unusual string instrument from the lute family.

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RCM Chamber Music

6:15pm | 28 February 2018
Farinelli Room

A rush hour concert in which RCM musicians perform Ravel's intriguing Sonata for Violin and Cello, a piece dedicated to Claude Debussy after his death.

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Composers' Studio

7:30pm | 01 March 2018
West Parry Room

Hear new works from RCM composers played by an ensemble of professional musicians in the first of our Composers' Studio events.

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RCM at St Mary Abbots

1:05pm | 02 March 2018
St Mary Abbots, Kensington High Street, London W8

A chamber concert featuring a piano sonata by Bartók, composed in 1926, colloquially known as the composer's 'piano year'.

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RCM at St Mary Abbots

1:05pm | 09 March 2018
St Mary Abbots, Kensington High Street, London W8

Francisco Vilar plays Scriabin's third piano sonata, which the composer originally created to evoke an old, ruined castle, then reimagined as the inner workings of the soul.

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RCM Chamber Week: Afternoon Concert

3:00pm | 16 March 2018
Farinelli Room

Consort 21, a group of Historical Performance musicians, performs a variety of chamber pieces.

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