With eight performers and featuring violin and cellos, Broken Chords
aims to reach the heart of a collapsing relationship.
Tickets are still available for this event at just pounds 12 and include a glass of wine or soft drink and a top-price ticket for the evening's thrilling performance of Vincent Dance Company's Broken Chords
in Stage 1.
Following the critical success of Punch Drunk, Vincent Dance Theatre's new production, Broken Chords
, is a dark and humorous look at love and loss by a multi-talented, multi-national ensemble of eight performers.
The accompaniment consists nf bass note plus blocked chords in the first section and bass note plus broken chords
in the second.
Although proceeding mainly in four continuous parts, Le Roy follows the contemporary customs of lute arrangements in adding light ornamentation at the cadences and in filling out with broken chords
the sustained notes and rests at the end of each poetic line.
The piano sets up the sound and motion of a train in the introduction and continues this pattern with broken chords
in eighths in the left hand under melody or motivic material in the right.
The splendid Kungsbacka Trio certainly entered into the spirit of the piece: pianist Simon Crawford-Phillips mustered a wealth of meaning from his endless broken chords
, while violinist Malin Broman and cellist Jesper Svedberg gave expressive depth and breadth to this (let's be honest) shallow music.
Clearly the most virtuoso, but also the simplest of the concertos in terms of expression, is the second Concerto in D major, in which Benda shows a fondness for broken chords
(especially in the first movement).
Lesson fourteen teaches major and minor arpeggios on the tonic with various articulations, followed by major and minor broken chords
in several keys.
Magic Fountain" emphasizes the left-hand melody while the right hand plays broken chords
To introduce the final stanza of the song, "Apollo disdains that a mere mortal tongue presumes to speak of his laurel," the pedaled broken chords
in the piano's higher register create an ethereal effect for several measures before bass octaves are added.
New production Broken Chords
bills itself as a "dark and humorous look at love and loss", played out on a set of wooden chairs under a huge chandelier.