An august music institution is promoting a most interesting program to conclude its open day. I reproduce it here (and I’m not making this up, you know):
Sensational Sundays, Unruly Passions 3.00pm
Satu Vänskä, Ole Böhn & Alice Evans violin, Christopher Moore & Nikki Divall viola, Melissa Barnard & Timo-Veikko Valve cello, Maxime Bibeau double bass and Daryl Pratt congas
Brahms String Quintet in G Major Op. 111 (1882)
Charles Wuorinen Spinoff (1983) for violin, double bass and congas
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 9 in A, ‘Kreutzer’ Op. 47
I’m intrigued by this Wuorinen Spinoff by Charles. I’ve never heard of Charles but he/she does a great line in catchy titles.
Even more intriguing is the listing of a violin sonata with no pianist among the artists. It makes me wonder, given the the lineup of players, whether it might not be a transcription of Janácek’s “Kreutzer Sonata” Quartet that’s being performed.
And my mind turns to Professor Digory Kirke’s favourite phrase, “What do they teach them in schools?”
Rob has kindly provided an answer to the question that the proofreader should have been asking…but there’s more to it than meets the eye…and we have the makings of a bidding war for best typographical or other error in music publicity…see comments.