The Golden Prime – Schumann, Adès, Brahms

Delve into Schumann’s golden late period that embodies recognizable features found also in the great late style of Beethoven.
Explore his late motivic economy, brevity and concision in parallel with the recent work of contemporary composer,
Thomas Adès who remarks about his detailed craft as ‘the building I have made’, ‘analysing every letter’,
and with Brahms’ organic unity (itself inspired by Schumann) within his late preoccupation for the potential of sonata form.

Evening Concert I 8pm 9 Nov 2018

T. Adès Variations for Blanca for solo piano
Brahms Violin Sonata in G major Op. 78

– Intermission –

Schumann Violin Sonata No. 3 in a minor WoO 2
Schumann Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor Op. 63

Evening Concert II 8pm 10 Nov 2018

Schumann 3 Romances for oboe and piano Op. 94 (transcribed for cello and piano)
Schumann Violin Sonata No. 2 in d minor Op. 121

– Intermission –

T. Adès Mazurkas for solo piano Op. 27
Schumann 5 pieces in Folk Style Op. 102
Brahms Piano Trio No. 3 in c minor Op. 101

Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Dates: 9 & 10 Nov 2018
Time: 8-9:45pm

About the artists:
Luca Buratto
Gabriel Schwabe
Tang Tee Khoon