The Rossetti Ensemble
4th May 2019
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat
August Klughardt: Schilflieder Five Fantasy Pieces for Piano, Oboe and Viola Op.28 (1873)
Bridge: Phantasy Piano Quartet in F sharp minor (1932)
Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin (1917) arr: Rachel Sanders-Hewett
The Rossetti Ensemble was created in 2018 from longstanding collaborations between pianist John Lenehan, violinist Sara Trickey and cellist Tim Lowe. Named after Dante Gabriel, the eminent British poet and Pre-Raphaelite artist, we are passionate about the repertoire of the era and composers who derived inspiration from his work during the late romantic period and early 20th Century. In addition to piano quartets the group is flexible, working with other high profile instrumentalists to produce imaginative and varied programmes.
As “sound collective”, previous concerts have included London King’s Place, and the Lichfield and Ripon International Festivals as well as a CD “Concertato” of chamber works by Lydia Kakabadse which was released on the Divine Art label in February 2017 to favourable reviews. The new group’s forthcoming concerts include concerts throughout the UK, The Little Missenden and William Alwyn Festivals and Kendal Midday series.
Photo: Graham Hosker