2004 Festival

Introduction 2004

Programme 2004

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Tetbury Music Festival – 2004

Following the success of the first Tetbury Music Festival
in October 2003 it is clear that we were right in our belief
that there is a healthy appetite in the area for good music,
beautifully performed, and we can build on this success for
the future.

Planning has already begun for the Tetbury Music Festival
2004, and Steven Isserlis has kindly agreed to continue as
our Artistic Advisor.

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales continues to be the
Patron of the Festival, for which we are tremendously

The draft programme for 2004 is now available through the
Programme link and will be updated as we have more details.
The programme and notes from the 2003 Festival can be
reached through the 2003 link on the sidebar.

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Tetbury Music Festival 2004 Programme

Friday 8th October, 7.30pm

Musicians from the renowned International Musicians’
Seminars at Prussia Cove will be making Tetbury part of
their autumn tour. Our artistic advisor, Steven Isserlis,
is the Director of the IMS, and his creative hand is
obvious in the programme this group of distinguished chamber musicians and soloists will play.

Reka Szilvay (violin)

Jennifer Stumm (viola)

Lilya Bayrova (cello)

Suzie Meszaros (violin, viola)

Guy Johnson (cello)

Gerhard Schulz (violin)

Noam Greenberg (piano)

New Commission for solo piano

David Matthews

String Quintet in C minor Opus 38

Georges Onslow

Piano Trio in G minor Opus 15

Bedrich Smetana

String Quintet in G major Opus 111

Johannes Brahms

Pre-Concert talk in the Church at 6.30pm


Saturday 9th October, 11.00 am

*** Change to Programme ***

The Wind Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Parthia in E flat Opus 48

J N Hummel

Serenade in C minor K388

W A Mozart

Rondino in E flat major

L Beethoven

Serenade in E flat major K375

W A Mozart

Because this concert is being recorded by BBC Radio 3
for future broadcast, this is a change to the original


Saturday 9th October, 7.30 pm

We are again extremely fortunate to be able to offer a
concert by Steven Isserlis, this year playing with the
brilliant young pianist Leon McCawley.

Sonata No 1 in F Opus 5 No 1

L Beethoven

Sonata No 5 in D Opus 102 No 2

L Beethoven

Variations in G on a theme by Handel

L Beethoven

“Judas Maccabeus”

Sonata No 3 in A Opus 69

L Beethoven

Pre-Concert talk in the Church at 6.30pm


Sunday 10th October, 10.30 am

Festival Service

Mass in G minor

R Vaughan Williams

Cantique de Jean Racine

G Faure

Preacher; The Reverend John Wright


Sunday 10th October, 5.00 pm

*** Extended Programme ***

The tenor Mark Padmore, particularly known for his
stunning Bach performances, is the soloist for two Bach
Cantatas. We are extremely fortunate to get him to Tetbury:
he is a rare sort – a musician regularly described as a
genius even by other musicians! He will be joined by the
harpsichordist and conductor Gary Cooper, and a small
instrumental ensemble.

Cantata Ich armer mensch BWV55

J S Bach

Sonata in E minor for flute and continuo BWV1034

Aria Bist di bei mir from Anna Magdalena Bach’s


Aria Tune your harp from Esther

G F Handel

Brandenburg Concerto No 5 BWV1050

J S Bach

Cantata Ich habe genug BWV82

Mark Padmore (tenor)

Gary Cooper (organ/harpsichord)

Katrin Troger (violin)

Beatrix Hulsemann (violin)

Katy Bircher (flute)

James Eastway (oboe)

Katherine McGillivray (viola)

Alison McGillivray (cello)

Peter McCarthy (double bass)



Another very successful festival is now over.

However, for those who were unable to hear the performances in the beautiful setting of Tetbury Parish Church BBC Radio 3 recorded two of the concerts for transmission.

The concert from the morning of Saturday 9th October, with the wind soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, was broadcast on 21st November 2004. The concert from Sunday 10th October was broadcast on 14th November.

This latter concert was a little different from that in the
programme. Sadly, Mark Padmore was unable to be with us, and at very short notice William Towers, counter tenor, agreed to perform a Bach Cantata, Vergnugte Ruh BWV 170.

What you won’t be able to hear again is the amazing performance by Steven Isserlis when the D string on his cello broke in the F major Sonata, yet he continued to the end of the movement.

The dates for 2005 are Friday 7th October to Sunday 9th October.
The draft programme for 2005 will appear on this website as soon as it is available, through the Programme link, and will be updated as we have more details. The programmes and notes from the 2003 and 2004 Festivals can be reached through the 2003 and 2004 links.

And finally, thanks to our principal Sponsors, Waitrose, for
their contribution to the overall enjoyment of the Festival.

See you all again next year!

Graham Kean and Elise Smith, Co-Directors

The Tetbury Music Festival – 2004, 2005

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