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Saturday 24 September 7pm
The Goods Shed Arts Centre, Tetbury
Manu Brazo, saxophone
Prajna Indrawati, piano


Claude Debussy: Beau Soir
Ralph Martino: A Gershwin Fantasy
Ralph Vaughan Williams:

Six Studies in English Folk Song
Donato Lovreglio: La Traviata Fantasy
Manuel de Falla: Siete Canciones Populares
Eugene Bozza: Aria 
Pedro Iturralde: Pequena Czardas 

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Thursday 29 September 3.30pm
The Goods Shed Arts Centre, Tetbury
Sarah Dunant

Grandeur and Intimacy: the rebirth

of creativity in Renaissance Italy

Cultural commentator, broadcaster and writer Sarah Dunant is the author of five novels set in Renaissance Italy. Praised by the press for combining ‘flawless scholarship with beguiling storytelling’, she is a sought-after lecturer at home and abroad. In this lecture she will bring her characteristic insight to the new ways of thinking that sparked unprecedented innovation in art,  music and science in 15th-century Europe, at the dawn of the Renaissance.

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Thursday 29 September 7pm
St Marys' Church, Tetbury
La Fonte Musica
'Dufay in Italy'

Francesca Cassinari, soprano

Alena Dantcheva, soprano

Elena Carzaniga, alto

Gianluca Ferrarini, tenor

Massimo Altieri, tenor

Efix Puleo, fiddle

Teodoro Baù, fiddle

Ermes Giussani, trombone
Claire McIntyre, trombone
Federica Bianchi, gothic organ

Michele Pasotti, lute and direction


Guillaume Dufay (1397–1474) was held in as high regard as Brunelleschi in architecture, Donatello in sculpture and Masaccio in painting. The Franco-Flemish composer imposed his graceful melodies onto the more complex textures of Italy and created a style that would influence composers far into the Renaissance Period. These graceful motets and chansons reflect the new clarity of line and quest for perfect proportion being sought in other artistic disciplines. 

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Friday 30 September 7pm
St Marys' Church, Tetbury

"The Consone Quartet are a young string quartet with a really big future. They play with perfect intonation, tremendous attack, and impeccable historical style." Sir Roger Norrington

The Consone String Quartet

Agata Daraškaite, violin
Magdalena Loth-Hill, violin
Elitsa Bogdanova, viola
George Ross, 'cello


Joseph Haydn:

String Quartet in E Flat Opus 33 No 2 “The Joke”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

String Quartet No19 in C major  “Dissonance"

Felix Mendelssohn:

String Quartet in E Minor Opus 44 No 2

Saturday 1 October 3.30pm
The Goods Shed Arts Centre, Tetbury
Professor Natasha Loges

Like the human voice:

 the world of clarinet chamber music

We are delighted to welcome back Natasha Loges, Professor of Musicology at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, following her lieder lecture at the Festival in 2017.  Her many books on the music of this period include Brahms and His Poets, Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall, Brahms in ContextMusical Salon Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century and German Song Onstage.


Natasha broadcasts regularly and speaks at leading festivals and venues including the Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, the Oxford Lieder Festival, Leeds Lieder and Liedfestival Zeist.

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Saturday 1 October 6.30pm
St Marys' Church, Tetbury
Julian Bliss, clarinet
Charles Owen, piano


Robert Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Opus 70  
Tiberiu Olah: Sonata for Solo Clarinet 
Carl Maria von Weber:

Grand Duo Concertant in E Flat Opus 48
Claude Debussy: Première Rhapsodie
Johannes Brahms: Sonata No 1 in F minor 

Sunday 2 October 3pm
The Goods Shed Arts Centre, Tetbury
Brian David

When Joseph met Wolfgang

and Edward met William

Haydn and Mozart were close friends, whereas Elgar and Walton’s opinions of each other are open to interpretation. Brian David (our long-term programme-note writer) looks at the relationships between the four composers featured in the concert that follows. He reveals Haydn’s hidden tribute to Mozart on his younger colleague’s early death, and proposes a solution to Elgar’s famous ‘Enigma’ that involves Haydn, a composer Elgar greatly admired.

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Sunday 2 October 5pm
St Marys' Church, Tetbury
The Orchestra of St John's
conducted by John Lubbock


Edward Elgar: Serenade for Strings 1892
W A Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C major K 314
William Walton: 2 Pieces from Henry V
Joseph Haydn:

Symphony No 44 in E minor Hoboken I/44 

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