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Florian Mitrea: Liszt’s Life, Music and Fanciscan Faith

  • Sun 11th Aug 2019

The father-in-law and son-in-law team of Iain Lane and Florian Mitrea explore the inspiration for the work of Franz Liszt. This recital blends live performance (including the B minor sonata in full) with an introduction to the life and faith of one of the nineteenth century’s most important composers. More Info >

Tom Randle: The Diary of One Who Disappeared

  • Sun 11th Aug 2019

The magnificent American tenor Tom Randle gave a sensational performance in Dartington as one of the two Evangelists in last year’s St Matthew Passion. Tonight he performs his own A.E. Housman settings, From Dreams and Turning, as well as Janáček’s mighty cycle: the true story of a young villager falling in love with the gipsy More Info >

Joseph Havlat: Summer School Archive Film

  • Sun 11th Aug 2019

Such a hit last year, we’re reviving it! Sit back and enjoy over 50 years of vintage Summer School film – the sunlit gardens, old friends and celebrated musicians – with live improvisation. More Info >

Adriano Adewale and Friends

  • Mon 12th Aug 2019

An annual festival sell-out: the sensational Brazilian musician Adriano Adewale directs hot Latin American rhythm. Don’t miss the Dartington debut of Rio-born virtuoso Carlos Malta, who’s worked with Hermeto Pascoal, Pat Methany and Gil Evans. More Info >

Škampa Quartet and Florian Mitrea play Dvorak

  • Mon 12th Aug 2019

Dvořák’s Piano Quintet Op. 81 was written in just seven weeks during 1887 at the composer’s country cottage at Vysoká, between two of his greatest symphonies, the Seventh and the Eighth, It’s ranked, along with the quintets of Schumann and Brahms, as one of the finest. More Info >

David Gray: The Romantic Tradition

  • Tue 13th Aug 2019

A wonderfully imaginative programme exploring the piano tradition of transcription.  A dialogue between composers, from Schubert, Liszt and Rachmaninov to the young Scottish virtuoso David Gray. More Info >

Alfred Brendel: My Musical Life

  • Wed 14th Aug 2019

Alfred Brendel talks with Artistic Director Joanna MacGregor about his early musical life, interests and influences. A delightful chance to experience the wit and wisdom of one of the world’s greatest musicians, now – still irrepressible! – eighty-eight years old. More Info >

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