Oxford May Music: "In Memoriam”

Oxford May Music: "In Memoriam”

Mozart - Violin Sonata E minor, K304
Smetana - Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15

Arvo Pärt - “Da Pacem Domine”
Paul Dean - “Blue Ginger” for piano quartet
Brahms - Trio for horn, violin and piano in E flat major, Op. 40


Jack Liebeck - violin
Alexandra Raikhlina - violin
Mathieu Herzog - viola
Trish O’Brien - cello
Thomas Carroll - cello
Paul Dean - clarinet
Richard Watkins – horn
Amandine Savary - piano
Daniel Grimwood - piano


The theme for tonight’s concert is grief and the consolations that music provides to assuage it. Mozart’s only violin sonata in a minor key was written during his stay in Paris, where his mother, who had accompanied him, died. Smetana composed his piano trio in response to the death from scarlet fever of his eldest daughter at the age of four. “Da pacem, Domine”, “Give peace, oh Lord”, was Pärt’s response to the Madrid train bombings of 2004. “Blue ginger” was written last year in memory of Paul Dean’s father. Brahms was deeply moved by the death of his mother in 1865. The Horn Trio, as most likely his great German Requiem, was a response to that loss.

Duration: 2 hours 15mins with interval

Book Tickets

  • Sun 5 May 8:00 PM £23.00

Thursday 2nd May 2019

LECTURE 5.30pm - The Music of Bubbles

CONCERT 8pm - Festival Overture!


Friday 3rd May 2019

LECTURE 5.30pm - Brain plasticity

CONCERT 8pm - Phronesis


Saturday 4th May 2019

CONCERT 2.30pm - American Connection

LECTURE 5.30pm - A Sea of Trouble

CONCERT 8pm - Austrian Brothers


Sunday 5th May 2019

CONCERT 2.30pm - Mary Bevan & Friends

LECTURE 5.30pm - Living with our defects

CONCERT 8pm - In Memoriam


Monday 6th May 2019

LECTURE - 2pm - Ansel

LECTURE - 4pm - Thinking Like a Vegetable

CONCERT - 6pm - Festival Finale


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Book Tickets

  • Sun 5 May 8:00 PM


Full Price £23

Concessions £18

Ticket includes entry to the preceding lecture at 5.30pm - Living with our defects

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