9th December 2022 | 19:00
Artist in Residence in conversation: Doesn’t Play Well With Others
Anna Scott in Conversation with Cellist Chris Terepin. A mixture of performance and discussion focussing on innovative ensemble performance practices.
An evening of ideas, sounds, and conversation around what it means to play the chamber music of Johannes Brahms well with others, in the sense of both properly and together, and how this familiar music can sound when musicians dare to reject these values. Drawing upon her recent recordings of Brahms's Violin Sonata in A Major and Piano Quintet in F Minor, Anna suggests that players and audiences alike are hungry for more than competence and unanimity in performances of canonic chamber works, but that in order to get more of what they want they may also have to accept more of what they fear.
Anna Scott works at Leiden University's Academy of Creative and Performing Arts and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, and specializes in nineteenth-century performance practices, challenging traditions of performance, listening, and understanding of canonic solo, chamber, Lied, and orchestral repertoire from Schubert to Debussy. In her Surrey University Residency she explores these performance perspectives with staff, students, and the wider public, focussing on ensemble performance, creative recording practices, and cultural-political issues of music and conflict.
This event is open to the public. All are welcome to attend, free of charge, no booking required.
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