Madeleine Mitchell, A CENTURY OF BRITISH MUSIC

Tuesday 18 September 2012  20.00

 

A CENTURY OF BRITISH MUSIC

 

Celebrating HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

 

MADELEINE MITCHELL violin

RICHARD SAXEL piano

 


PROGRAMME:

Salut d’Amour (1888)  3’                                             Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Sonatina for Violin & Piano (1933)11’                             William Alwyn (1905-85)

I Allegro e Grazioso II Adagio III Vivace

Légende (1895) 8’                                                   Frederick Delius (1862-1934)

Canzonetta (1948) & Scherzo (1950) 6’                         William Walton (1902-83)

Violin Sonata no.2 (1924) 13’                                  Frederick Delius (1862-1934)

Kiss on Wood  (for Madeleine Mitchell 1994), 8’           James MacMillan (b 1959)

Morceau Caractéristique (1908), 7’                               Frank Bridge (1875-1941)

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Supported by the Delius Trust

with contributions by the William Walton Trust and the William Alwyn Foundation

Tonight’s programme celebrates the 150th anniversary of Delius, music by Sir William Walton and features works from Madeleine Mitchell’s acclaimed albums of British music, including a Naxos CD of the early 20C romantic chamber music of William Alwyn;  ‘Violin Songs’ (www.divine-art.com) – popular pieces by Elgar and Bridge * and ‘In Sunlight: Pieces for Madeleine Mitchell’ on the NMC label, of works specially written for her by many of Britain’s best known composers including MacMillan, nominated for a BBC Music Award: ’The magnificent Mitchell…dedicated, penetrating musicianship’ BBC Music 5 Stars

*  ‘A CD full of small joys wonderfully played’ The Strad  ‘Utterly magical’ Classical.net

 

MADELEINE MITCHELL

Madeleine Mitchell ‘is one of Britain’s liveliest musical forces and foremost violinists’ (The Times).  She has performed in over 40 countries as a soloist in a wide repertoire in major venues and frequently broadcasts for television and radio including the BBC Proms, ABC (Australia), Bayerisher Rundfunk and for Italian TV when she won the Palmo d’Oro competition in Liguria. She has been nominated for Woman of the Year and many other awards.

For more information on Madeleine click here.