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‘Transcending Heights: A Universal Spirit’

03 October
Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3AZ

‘Transcending Heights: A Universal Spirit’ Nicolas Altstaedt, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Hugo Ticciati & Priya Mitchell
‘Transcending Heights: A Universal Spirit’ Nicolas Altstaedt, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Hugo Ticciati & Priya Mitchell

About ‘Transcending Heights: A Universal Spirit’

Nicolas Altstaedt, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Hugo Ticciati & Priya Mitchell

Arvo Pärt’s hypnotic Fratres started life as an evocation of monks in a cloister, slow and processional, so his later cello version may come as a shock.

Its explosive, pulsating opening paragraph puts the contemplative life into a startling new perspective.

Beethoven’s remarkable ‘Storm’ Quintet invokes one of his heroes, Mozart, in the gorgeous slow movement; but elsewhere the brusque comedy and the thunder-and-lightning finale are 110%, Beethoven.

The Triple concerto requires three great soloists, so it is rarely played – but for a Festival like this, with its community of artists, it’s a treat for players and audience alike, and a fitting climax to our week.

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Pärt
Tabula rasa
Soloists: Hugo Ticciati & Priya Mitchell

Beethoven
Triple Concerto
Soloists: Nicolas Altstaedt, Priya Mitchell, Kristian Bezuidenhout