Aronowitz Ensemble Plays Mozart

Abbey Church, North Berwick

£15

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Bridge Phantasy Piano Quartet
Schumann Fantasy Pieces Op 88
Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat K493

Aronowitz Ensemble

Fantasy is the essential ingredient in all three of these masterpieces. Britten’s teacher Frank Bridge adds a touch of impressionism to his Brahms-influenced Phantasy, while Schumann’s pieces are full of gorgeous lyrical invention. Mozart more or less invented the piano quartet, and Alfred Einstein describes K493 as “bright in colour, but iridescent, with hints of darker shades”.

“The Aronowitz works as a true ensemble, listening, responding, moving as one and creating mellifluous, fascinating textures”
The Daily Telegraph

Running time 1 hour 30 mins

Abbey Church, North Berwick

The Abbey Church was built in 1868 to house a congregation formed by the union of a Free Church with a United Presbyterian church. It was designed by Robert R Raeburn in Early English style. The site had been used in the 18th Century by a ‘praying society’ but it is not known why the new church was named ‘Abbey’. One plausible theory is that the area was known locally as the ‘abbey lands’ because it included the ruins of a mediaeval Cistercian priory. Among the church’s stained glass windows is one by Sax Shaw (1972) which has an arrangement of suspended planes representing an ascent of doves.

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