Reid Chamber Concert

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
1.10 pm

This programme has been very carefully compiled from repertoire with a theme of water (in its various forms) running through it.

1. the sound of oars on the smooth dark surface of a Venetian canal
2. the sound of distant thunder as portentous grey clouds gather
3. the sudden almost silent beginning of a snow fall
4. the imprint of solitary footsteps on a frozen surface of the fallen snow
5. the glimpse of a rainbow
6. the placid, glass surface of still, dark water
7. the fantastical invocation of a water-nymph, depicted by two composers
8. the sonic depression of cascades of glittering water in fountains

I would like to perform the programme in three groups, as I think they sequence well together.   N.A.


Nicholas Ashton - piano

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 


Group 1:

Gondolierlied, op. 19b no. 6 in G minor (1830) ... Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Nuages Gris ... Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Snow is Dancing (No. 4 from Children's Corner) ... Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Des pas sur la Neige (Footsteps in the Snow, no. 6 Preludes, premier Livre) ... Claude Debussy


Group 2:

Arc-en-ciel (Rainbow, from Etudes, premiere Livre) ... Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006)

Wasserklavier (1965, from Six Encores) ... Luciano Berio (1925-2003)

Group 3:

Ondine (from Gaspard de la Nuit) ... Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Ondine (Preludes Book 2, no. 8) ... Claude Debussy

Les jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este (from Part 3 of Years of Pilgrimage: Italy) ... Franz Liszt




8-page white A4 folded
Programme Notes: 

Programme notes by Nicholas Ashton.

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