Carneval by Candlelight

7:45 PM



Three outstanding young musicians will be making their Chobham Festival debut in 2018 at our Music by Candlelight Concert. We are delighted to welcome the Carneval String Trio of award-winning graduates of the Royal College of Music.

The sound of glorious stringed instrumentalists in Chobham’s unique old church will make for an inspiring evening with a programme featuring an arrangement for strings of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, a Beethoven String Trio – one of his earliest and most appealing – and a Trio by Hungarian Zoltán Kodály, capturing the beguiling melodies of the folk music that he loved. 


The programme

J.S.Bach: Goldberg Variations, arranged for strings
Beethoven: String Trio in C minor
Zoltán Kodály: Intermezzo for String Trio (1905)

Tickets: £20 reserved | £15 unreserved
Under 16s half price
Venue: St Lawrence Church, Chobham











About the performers

The Carneval String Trio: Polish violinist Kamila Bydlowska, violist Shiry Rashkovsky and Swiss cellist Timothée Botbol.

About the composers and the work

BACH, 1685-1750
Bach and the Goldberg Variations
Goldberg – obsessive, joyous and always a lure for musicians
Originally written for the harpsichord and keyboards, the variations were transcribed and arranged for strings by Dmitry Sitkovetsky


ZOLTÁN KODÁLY, 1862 -1967

An Hungarian composer, teacher, collector of folk music, linguist and philospher, Kodály is known internationally as the creator of the Kodály Method.

BEETHOVEN, 1770 – 1827

[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Being Beethoven
The 39 Apartments of Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven’s String Trios – written during an amazing burst of creativity in 1798 in his early years in Vienna

Beethoven walking in Nature by Julius Schmid restored by Michael Martin Sypniewski [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Beethoven walking in Nature by Julius Schmid restored by Michael Martin Sypniewski







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