Oxford May Music: Fantasy!


Nicholas Daniel – oboe; Simon Blendis, Jack Liebeck – violin; Simon Oswell – viola; Richard Lester – cello; Katya Apekisheva, Danny Driver - piano B.

Britten - Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and String Trio, Op.2 F. Bridge - “Phantasie” Piano Trio No.1, in C Minor, H.79 E.J. Moeran - Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and String Trio F. Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu in C sharp Minor, Op. 66 C. Nielsen - 2 Fantasy Pieces for Oboe and piano, Op. 2 R. Schumann – Phantasiestücke, Op. 12

A collection of fantastic phantasies, a genre in which composers’ imaginations often run riot. The first three pieces from pupil and teacher Britten and Bridge are both early works, untypical of their later style. Moeran completes a British flavour before we turn to continental romantics. Danny Driver stars in one of Chopin’s finest works, Nicholas Daniel in two beautiful pieces by Nielsen and Katya Apekisheva completes our wildest fantasies with Schumann’s tempestuous Phantasiestücke.

There is no dress code.

No babies permitted.

Duration: 1 hour with interval

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Festival pass for all lectures and concerts: £95/£85

Festival “3-for-2” pass – 3 concerts and 3 lectures of your choice: £50/£45 (concerts and lectures must be specified at time of purchase).

Please note that the above passes are only available via telephone on 01865 305 305, or in person at our office at Oxford Playhouse, or from the Oxford May Music Website

Tickets to the concerts on Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Monday afternoons and Monday evening are provided free to 8-25 years old through the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust scheme, subject to availability. Please email to apply for a ticket, or alternatively fill in this web form. A special student rate of £7.50 will apply for the Friday and Sunday evening concerts. For the Saturday Brian Cox events, the standard concessionary rate of £15 is available for persons under 25 years old. 

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