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Steven Devine: Quasi una Fantasia

  • Mon 5th Aug 2019

A lovely ‘storytelling’ programme, exploring fantasias. Performed by the ever-brilliant fortepianist Steven Devine, it ends with Beethoven’s marvellously evocative – and virtuoso – Moonlight sonata. More Info >

James Runcie: A Musical Argument

  • Tue 6th Aug 2019

What is the difference between an argument and a piece of music? As a prelude to this evening’s recital, James Runcie explores the links between the principles of rhetoric and the structure of Beethoven’s Op.110 and 111, drawing parallels between sonata and fugue, classical oratory, and patterns found in art and architecture, from Vitruvius to More Info >

Joanna MacGregor: Beethoven’s Farewell

  • Tue 6th Aug 2019

A meaty combination of Beethoven’s revolutionary final sonatas and Funerailles, Liszt’s dramatic homage to the fallen heroes of the 1848 uprising, as well as Wagner’s homage to love, transcribed by the great Hungarian pianist Zoltan Kocsis. More Info >

Harbottle & Jonas: The Sea is my Brother

  • Tue 6th Aug 2019

The stunning young folk duo Harbottle & Jonas wowed audiences last year, and we’re delighted to welcome them back. Receiving plaudits from folk royalty Jon Boden and Seth Lakeman as well as national press, they’ll be performing songs from their latest album, The Sea is my Brother. More Info >

Hilary Summers: Sigh No More, Ladies

  • Wed 7th Aug 2019

The internationally acclaimed contralto Hilary Summers presents a gorgeous programme of heroines, dreamers and female poets over four hundred years. Her songs inspired by Lady Macbeth, Ophelia and Desdemona are complemented with readings from Shakespeare.   More Info >

Anna Szalucka: The Night’s Music

  • Wed 7th Aug 2019

The dynamic young Polish pianist weaves a spell of nocturnes and moonlight, including music by Chopin, Debussy, Szymanowski and Bartók, and poetry by Shelley and Keats. More Info >

Alistair Anderson: Folk

  • Thu 8th Aug 2019

Don’t miss Alistair Anderson’s first visit to Dartington. The legendary and majestic folk musician delights audiences worldwide with traditional tunes from Northumberland and beyond, as well as his own music. More Info >

Baroque Opera: Handel’s Agrippina

  • Thu 8th Aug 2019

Robert Howarth and Richard Williams direct Handel’s show stopping opera, a biting satire on Nero’s court. This was one of Handel’s biggest hits in his lifetime, with some of his greatest music. More Info >

Folk Session

  • Thu 8th Aug 2019

A vibrant folk session, led by this week’s folk tutors. Bring your instruments and join in! More Info >

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