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A taste of France

Time and date:
25/05 at 7:00 PM
Armscote Manor
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Enjoy a private concert in the beautiful converted barn at Armscote Manor, Stratford upon Avon CV37 8DA preceded by fizz & canapes at 7.15pm. The concert will commence at 8pm.

Debussy’s Danse sacrée et danse profane and Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro are arguably the most important cornerstones of the harpists repertoire. It is therefore surprising to learn that these almost sacrosanct works came into being as a result of the Pleyel and Èrard companies needing to promote their new instruments. Despite the obvious need for the pieces to display the impressive range of the new chromatic and double-action harps, it is a measure of both composers’ skill and restraint that the virtuosity never overwhelms.

Debussy Danse Sacre et Profane
Debussy Clair de Lune
Debussy Arabesques (arr Kenneth Hesketh)
Ravel Pavanne pour une infant defunte
Saint Saens The Swan
Saint Saens Fantasie for Violin & Harp (arr Le Page)
Ravel Introduction & Allegro

Eleanor Turner harp

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