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Nocturnal: Variations and metamorphoses – Christoph Denoth

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Kings Place: Hall One90 York Way, London, Greater London, N1 9AG, United Kingdom
On Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 19:30
Dowland, John (1563-1626)Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home, for two lutes
Dowland, John (1563-1626)Frogg Galliard
Dowland, John (1563-1626)The Shoemaker's Wife
Dowland, John (1563-1626)Mr Dowland's Midnight
Dowland, John (1563-1626)Fantasia
Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)Nocturnal after John Dowland for guitar, Op.70
Weiss, Silvius Leopold (1686-1750)Fantasie
Weiss, Silvius Leopold (1686-1750)Passacaglia
Goss, Stephen (b. 1964)Time - world premiere
Giuliani, Mauro (1781-1829)Rossiniana no.1, Op.119
Piazzolla, Astor (1921-1992)Chiquilin de Bachin
Falla, Manuel de (1876-1946)Homenaje le Tombeau de Claude Debussy (Homage to Debussy)
Brouwer, Leo (b. 1939)Sonata para guitarra sola (for Julian Bream, 1990)
Christoph DenothGuitar

Christoph Denoth leads the guitar on a moonlit journey through 400 years, from Dowland’s music for lute to a 21st century premiere.

Theme and variations is a common thread, offering the listener vivid snap-shots of a musical idea in multiple different colours and emotions. Themes undergo a metamorphosis, as they travel from one variation to another, passing on from the nocturnal evocations of Dowland and Benjamin Britten to Weiss and Steve Goss. Besides Giuliani’s virtuosic Rossini paraphrases and Piazzolla’s melancholic tangos, Denoth takes in variations on a fandango and bolero in Brouwer’s Sonata, ending with a perpetuum mobile from his Toccata de Pasquini.

This event is part of the Time Unwrapped 2018 at Kings Place. 

© Benjamin Ealovega
© Benjamin Ealovega
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