Chris de Souza introduces four concerts exploring music written or inspired by the composer and writer ETA Hoffmann.


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01Clocks, Dolls And Talking Turks19970907Eileen Hulse (soprano), Composers Ensemble/Brad Cohen.
Mozart/Woolrich: Adagio in C, K356.
Woolrich: Four Songs after Hoffmann.
Hoffmann: Harp Quintet in C minor.
Reinecke: Music for Nutcracker and Mouseking (excs).
Haydn: Pieces for a Musical Clock.
Donatoni: Still.
Liadov/Woolrich: A Musical Snuff-Box.
Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Grainger: Paraphrase of Tchaikovsky's `Waltz of the Flowers'.
Offenbach/Woolrich: Olimpia's Aria (Hoffmann).
Mozart: Adagio and Rondo in C minor, K617.
02Fantasy Pieces19970914Leslie Newman (flute), Joachim Piano Trio: Rebecca Hirsch (violin), Caroline Dearnley (cello), John Lenehan (piano).
Schumann: Piano Trio in A, Op 88 (Phantasiestucke).
Hoffmann: Piano Trio in E.
Reinecke: Flute Sonata in E minor, Op 167 (Undine).
Weber: Trio in G minor for flute, cello and piano.
03Dr Kreisler19970921Mark van de Wiel (clarinet), Susan Knight (viola), Noriko Ogawa (piano).
Schumann: Fantasiestucke for clarinet and piano, Op 73.
Bartok: Hommage a R Sch for piano (Mikrokosmos, Bk 3).
Schumann: Marchenerzahlungen.
Brahms: Scherzo in E flat minor for piano, Op 4.
Kurtag: Hommage a R Sch.
Schumann: Kreisleriana for piano.
04 LASTDon Juan And The Devil19970928A concert featuring some of Hoffmann's more grotesque and sinister characters.
Piers Lane (piano).
Offenbach, arr Moszkowski: Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffmann).
Busoni: Giga, bolero e variazione; Erscheinung (Elegien); Kleine Zaches (Racconti fantastici).
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit.
Gluck, arr Glinka: Armide (Act 4, Scene 2).
Berlioz, arr Liszt: L'idee fixe.
Liszt: Reminiscences de Don Juan.

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