Fantasy!

B. Britten -  Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and String Trio, Op.2
Nicholas Daniel - oboe
Simon Blendis - violin
Simon Oswell - viola
Richard Lester - cello

F. Bridge - “Phantasie” Piano Trio No.1, in C Minor, H.79
Danny Driver - piano
Jack Liebeck - violin
Thomas Carroll - cello

E.J. Moeran - Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and String Trio
Nicholas Daniel - oboe
Jack Liebeck - violin

Simon Oswell - viola
Richard Lester - cello

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F. Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu in C sharp Minor, Op. 66
Danny Driver - piano

C. Nielsen - 2 Fantasy Pieces for Oboe and piano, Op. 2
Nicholas Daniel - oboe
Danny Driver - piano

R. Schumann – Phantasiestucke Op. 12
Katya Apekisheva - piano

A collection of fantastic phantasies, a genre in which composers’ imaginations often run riot. The first two pieces from pupil and teacher Britten and Bridge are both early works, untypical of their later style. Moeran completes a British flavour before we turn to continental romantics. Danny Driver stars in one of Chopin’s finest works, Nicholas Daniel in two beautiful pieces by Nielsen and Katya Apekisheva completes our wildest fantasies with Schumann’s tempestuous Phantasiestücke.