Tales Of Hoffmann

Chris de Souza introduces four concerts exploring music written or inspired by the composer and writer ETA Hoffmann.


01Clocks, Dolls And Talking Turks19970907

Eileen Hulse (soprano), Composers Ensemble/Brad Cohen.

Mozart/Woolrich: Adagio in C, K356.

Woolrich: Four Songs after Hoffmann.

Hoffmann: Harp Quintet in C minor.

Reinecke: Music for Nutcracker and Mouseking (excs).

Haydn: Pieces for a Musical Clock.

Donatoni: Still.

Liadov/Woolrich: A Musical Snuff-Box.

Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Grainger: Paraphrase of Tchaikovsky's `Waltz of the Flowers'.

Offenbach/Woolrich: Olimpia's Aria (Hoffmann).

Mozart: Adagio and Rondo in C minor, K617.

02Fantasy Pieces19970914

Leslie Newman (flute), Joachim Piano Trio: Rebecca Hirsch (violin), Caroline Dearnley (cello), John Lenehan (piano).

Schumann: Piano Trio in A, Op 88 (Phantasiestucke).

Hoffmann: Piano Trio in E.

Reinecke: Flute Sonata in E minor, Op 167 (Undine).

Weber: Trio in G minor for flute, cello and piano.

03Dr Kreisler19970921

Mark van de Wiel (clarinet), Susan Knight (viola), Noriko Ogawa (piano).

Schumann: Fantasiestucke for clarinet and piano, Op 73.

Bartok: Hommage a R Sch for piano (Mikrokosmos, Bk 3).

Schumann: Marchenerzahlungen.

Brahms: Scherzo in E flat minor for piano, Op 4.

Kurtag: Hommage a R Sch.

Schumann: Kreisleriana for piano.

04 LASTDon Juan And The Devil19970928

A concert featuring some of Hoffmann's more grotesque and sinister characters.

Piers Lane (piano).

Offenbach, arr Moszkowski: Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffmann).

Busoni: Giga, bolero e variazione; Erscheinung (Elegien); Kleine Zaches (Racconti fantastici).

Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit.

Gluck, arr Glinka: Armide (Act 4, Scene 2).

Berlioz, arr Liszt: L'idee fixe.

Liszt: Reminiscences de Don Juan.