Tales Of Hoffmann

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


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.