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23/24 Artist In Focus Francesca Dego and Daniel Müller-Schott join the Ulster Orchestra to perform Brahms' Double Concerto for Violin and Cello.

Event Details


09 February 2024 19:45


Ulster Hall - Belfast

Avril Coleridge-Taylor               Sussex Landscape 
Brahms                                       Double Concerto for Violin and Cello 
Elgar                                            Enigma Variations 


FRANCESCA DEGO                  VIOLIN 


Avril Coleridge-Taylor’s Sussex Landscape sounds as though it should be gentle and pastoral, but instead it’s full of darkness and drama – as Fiona Maddocks of The Guardian put it, “her turbulent tone-poem turns the gentle Sussex landscape into the kind of place wolves might like”. From this tempestuous opening, we turn to a work that was written to heal a rift in the friendship between Brahms and violinist Joseph Joachim. Artist in Focus Francesca Dego is joined by Daniel Müller-Schott to perform this lyrical work, in which the two soloists perform so closely together it’s as if the piece is written for a single 8-stringed instrument of vast proportions. Closing the concert is the work that is, quite simply, one of the nation’s best-loved classics, Elgar’s heartfelt and humorous tributes to a number of his friends, the Enigma Variations.  


Our thanks to the Sirens Fund for supporting the performance of Avril Coleridge-Taylor’s piece, Sussex Landscape. 




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