NEWS: Iain Masson concertina band waltz broadcast live on Black Country Radio

The composer performs
Suite of Kitchenettes for Piano and Narrator. No.6 - Spontaneous Plumber: Toolbox Song

Recordings of compositions by Iain Masson


You might have missed - 

Sunday 1st December 2019 'Frivol for Concertina Band' - Black Country Radio Broadcast of new piece for British concertina band by Iain Masson, performed by the West Midlands Concertina Group. Black Country Radio's Local Music Hour /  'Black Country Matters' show  (Live 📻 102.5FM / DAB). Broadcast from Black Country Radio studios, The Waterfront Brierley Hill / Black Country Radio  / Sunday 1st December 2019 - 4:00pm / 📻 102.5FM / DAB)

Diary dates you might have missed...

'Three Pieces for String Quartet' performance at King's Place, London by The Brodsky Quartet - Elvis Costello's ‘Il Sogno’ and other gems

The Brodsky Quartet - Trees, Walls, Cities

Music / Saturday, 9 November 2013 - 7:30pm / Hall One - King's Place London

Online Price: £13.50 / £15.50 / £19.50 / £24.50 / Savers £9.50*

Purcell arr. Britten Fantasia XIII in F Upon One NoteMasson Three Pieces for String QuartetRobert Davidson Three Men and a BlondeDave Brubeck RegretShostakovich Waltz No. 2 (arr. For Piano Quintet by Jacqueline Thomas)Ravel Blues from Violin Sonata No. 2 Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew ThemesElvis Costello Il Sogno

Daniel Rowland violin
Ian Belton violin
Paul Cassidy viola
Jacqueline Thomas cello

The third and final Brodsky Quartet concert centres around Elvis Costello’s stunning ballet music, Il Sogno. Commissioned in 2000 by the Italian company Aterballeto for their adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the work is now a regular part of the orchestral repertoire.

Robert Davidson, bass player in the Brisbane-based group Topology, has written a number of pieces for the Quartet over the years, and tonight they perform his brilliant, tongue-in-cheek Three Men and a Blonde, written for them for their 40th anniversary, and his stupendous arrangement of Il Sogno for 8 players, in which he somehow manages to keep all the colour, nuance and humour of the full orchestral version.

The Brubeck was also written for The Brodsky Quartet and is his response to the events of 9/11. Prokofiev's glorious Hebrew Themes leads us perfectly into Costello’s sound world.

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