|26 October 2014|
The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, London, NW1 7NL
- Purcell, arr. Britten: Chacony in G minor
- Britten: Fantasy String quintet in F minor
- Arnold: Vita Abundans
- Vaughan Williams: Phantasy quintet
Tickets £12 (£10) (to include tea/coffee) from www.forgevenue.org
Free entry to the masterclass with a ticket to the morning concert. £3 entry for masterclass only
Walter Willson Cobbett (1847 – 1937) was a philanthropist of great importance during the so-called English Musical Renaissance. Through his sponsorship of emerging composers of the day, he helped to forge a British school of chamber composition inspired by that of the first Renaissance, from Bridge to Turnage and beyond. Cobbett’s Legacy explores the music sponsored by Cobbett – both famous and forgotten – across three concerts at The Forge.
In 1923 Cobbett’s public competition became a private prize offered at the Royal College of Music. Meanwhile, the interwar years witnessed a renewed interest in ideas of nationhood and music that constructed and celebrated it.