Festival Parisien: Milhaud
Laura Custodio Sabas
Emily Pond viola
with Louise Lansdown
Milhaud String Quintet with Two Violas
with Alistair Howes cello
Milhaud String Quintet with Two Celli
Fitzroy Quartet and Players from Birmingham Conservatoire
Stefano Mengoli/ Marketa Nádvorníková violin
Laura Custodio Sabas/ Luisina Rabago violin
Emily Pond/ Jack Gillett viola
Michael Newman/ Laetitia van Wyk cello
Aisling Reilly/ Danni Vassallo double bass
Milhaud Chamber Symphony No. 4 for String Dectet
Darius Milhaud, 1892-1974, one of Les Six, was a prolific composer with 443 works to his name. He explored polytonality (playing in more than one key at the same time) and was strongly influenced by jazz, like so many other French composers of the time.
This concert will be a journey of discovery for most of us!