In rehearsal, she talks about inhabiting other worlds--"the world of Serenade" or "the world of Chaconne
The orchestra gives its final performance of the season this week, featuring Dietrich Buxtehude's Chaconne
in E Minor arranged by Carlos Chavez; Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite No.
One favourite that never changes is my father's recording of the Chaconne
from the D major Partita by Bach.
Add to all that the curious intensity of Colin Matthews' Elegiac Chaconne
, the rather beautifully Romantic moments in Anthony Gilbert's Quartet of Beasts and an expert interpretation of Oliver Knussen's challenging Processionals and Hesketh's vision worked strangely well.
, danced by Bradley Shelver to the music of Bach, gave us technique rather than emotion, the reverse perhaps of the composer's achievements.
After last year's Impressions of Africa concert at the arts centre, Williams will this time be introducing music from a variety of Venezuelan composers in an intimate solo recital which will also feature JS Bach's Chaconne
and works by Sculthorpe and Granados.
More baroque music came with Handel's G minor Organ Concerto, Paul Charman bringing appropriate registrations and crisp delivery to the solo part, the orchestra accompanying alertly, and Charman giving a spirited rendition of Buxtehude's rather jokey Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne
(but what a horribly jarring intrusion from the mightiest pipes at the end).
They include such staples as the Mozart Concerti and the famous Bach Chaconne
from the Partita No.
It also includes Limon's The Moor's Pavane and Chaconne
, plus Kylian's Evening Songs.
Also on the program are Buxtehude's Chaconne
in E Minor, arranged by Carlos Chavez, and Bruckner's Symphony No.
Dance fans will be delighted to see the inclusion on the programme of Chaconne
, a piece by Mexican Jose Limon, seen by many as a pioneer of modern dance.
The programme includes Franz Waxman's arrangement of Enescu's Romanian Rhapsody No 1, his Fantasia on Tristan and Isolde and the Chaconne
from Red Violin by Corigliano, which was Joshua Bell's encore at the London Proms.