Aspect Foundation for Music & Arts recently revealed its line-up of Autumn 2014 concerts, the first of which will take place on Wednesday, 1st October.
Titled Alma Mahler: Muse or Monster, this first concert explores the enigma of Alma Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel – married three times and with a litany of lovers, what was it about her that fascinated and attracted a small army of gifted men? The evening will also explore the impact she had on culture and music of her time, with music by the lady herself featuring in the programme of chamber music and songs.
With performances by mezzo-soprano Olivia Ray, violinist Ania Safonova, cellist Oleg Kogan and pianist Ronan O’Hora, the programme of music during the evening will be:
Alma Mahler ‘Laue Sommernacht’ from 5 Lieder; ‘Der Erkennende’ and ‘Lobgesang’ from 5 Gesänge
Zemlinsky ‘Irmelin Rose’ from Irmelin Rose und andere Gesänge, Op. 7
Gustav Mahler ‘Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht’ and ‘Ging heut’ morgen über’s Feld’ from Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Zemlinsky Three Pieces for cello and piano (1891)
Korngold Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 1
An illustrated talk will also be given by art historian, writer and Christie’s Education lecturer Patrick Bade.
Other concerts this autumn will be:
15th October – Paris: The Age of Enlightenment featuring harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and historian Philipp Blom
5th November – Prague: Czech Romantics featuring broadcaster and pianist Iain Burnside and the Zemlinsky Quartet
4th December – Schumann and Fauré: Kindred Spirits with Philippe Graffin, David Waterman and Alasdair Beatson
Tickets for each concert cost £25 (including wine and refreshments) and can be booked online on the Aspect Foundation website or by calling the box office on 07799 090 826.
Aspect Foundation for Music and Arts presents its novel concert format of ‘Music in Context’ by expanding a traditionally auditory experience into something more – one that fuses performance, lecture and discussion to present an evening of music, art history and social culture. They seek to support and promote artists as well as enlightening and inspiring audiences.
Aspect Foundation for Music and Arts presents Alma Mahler: Muse or Monster
7.30pm, Wednesday 1st October 2014
20th Century Theatre
291 Westbourne Grove