I Musicanti Sunday 3rd June 2018 ‘Alexandra and the Russians’

25/05/2018

Unusual instrumental combinations distinguish the final programme of this series: Prokofiev’s ballet-inspired quintet (without cello) and Glinka’s septet (without viola) both also feature the oboe among their wind instrument members. Alongside a duo for violin and double bass, the programme includes a new work by award-winning film composer Alexandra Harwood. Programme: Prokofiev (1891 – 1953) […]

I Musicanti at St Johns Smith Square, 2017-18: Alexandra and the Russians

17/08/2017

    I Musicanti and their artistic director Leon Bosch return to St John’s Smith Square for ‘Alexandra and the Russians’, a second season of work from the chamber music repertoire partnered with new commissions. While the emphasis is on grand music from the time of imperial Russia in the shape of Tchaikovsky, Glinka and […]

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Leon Bosch records the works of Josep Cervera-Bret

Leon Bosch records the Berceuse, Elegia and Nocturno by the recently rediscovered Catalan virtuoso Josep Cervera-Bret, with pianist Sung-Suk Kang, for his 2013 CD release on Meridian Records. “I know, in my heart of hearts, that a lot of this music that I’m recording of Cervera’s will become standard repertoire because it is just too beautiful and too good not to be enduring.”

Alces Publishing presents an interview with Leon Bosch

‘Before too long, this music will become standard repertoire. Cervera will have as esteemed a place in the bass repertoire as Bottesini does.’ As his editions of the recently discovered cache of music by the neglected 20th century Catalan virtuoso start to appear, Leon Bosch tells Jeannot Maha, editor in chief of Editions Violone and Alces Publishing, why this long lost music is such an astonishing find.