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The Bath Mozartfest - nine glorious concerts over six days with artists including Cuarteto Casals, Lucy Crowe, Doric Quartet, Sitkovetsky Trio, Adrian Brendel, Imogen Cooper & Timothy Ridoult

5 Nights: 10 - 15 November 2023

£1495 per person sharing a twin/double room
£1675 sole occupancy of a double room

Includes: 5 nights Hampton by Hilton bed & breakfast, 1st category tickets for 9 concerts, 5 dinner/suppers with wines, luxury coach from the northwest, transfers to and from all concerts and sightseeing in Bath & Wells.

We are delighted to return to Bath and this most prestigious festival in the heart of the historic city. Over the past 30 years Bath Mozartfest has built an enviable reputation for artistic excellence in chamber and orchestral music. The annual festival takes place each November and presents the finest classical music performed by world-renowned artists.

During our five night visit we have no less than nine concerts and recitals with an outstanding artistic line-up. The confirmed concerts are shown below with chamber music and vocal works by composers including Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Haydn, Liszt, Mozart & Schubert - it promises to be rich in music. Performances take place in the setting of the 18th century Assembly Rooms. Although the venue is within walking distance of the hotel we have included transfers to and from each of the Assembly Room concerts in case of inclement weather.

On our first evening we join the Festival Opening Supper at Woods Restaurant following the opening concert. On three of our other evenings we will have a two course meal before the evening concert. On Sunday we have Sunday lunch in Wells and cheese & wine following the Sunday evening recital.

This will be our second year at the Hampton by Hilton which is situated in the heart of the city just two minutes walk from the Roman Baths and five minutes to Bath Abbey. The hotel is in contemporary style and has a consistency in room sizes (which several of the older style properties in the city lack). With a full breakfast buffet included each morning it has an 87% 4 & 5* review rating.

During our stay we have a morning walking tour of Bath and, on Sunday, a half day visit to Wells Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace, followed by lunch. Transfers are included from the usual Northwest pick-up points. Here are the concert details:

Friday 10th November
Abel Tomàs violin
Vera Martínez Mehner violin
Jonathan Brown viola
Arnau Tomas cello

Mozart String Quartet No 14 in G major K 387
Haydn String Quartet in A major Op 20 No 6
Brahms String Quartet No 2 in A minor Op 51

Saturday 11th November - 11am
Abel Tomàs violin
Vera Martínez Mehner violin
Jonathan Brown viola
Arnau Tomàs cello
Adrian Brendel cello

Beethoven String Quartet No 9 in C major Op 59 No 3 Razumovsky
Schubert String Quintet in C major D 95

David Bates conductor
Lucy Crowe soprano

Mozart Symphony No 25 in G minor K 183
Mozart Der Liebe himmlisches Gefühl K 382h (arr Jones)
Mozart A questo seno, deh vieni K 374
Mozart In te spero, oh sposo amato K 400 (arr Jones)
Mozart Per pietà, bell’idol mio K 78/73b
Mozart Ah se in ciel, benigne stelle K 538
Haydn Symphony No 44 in E minor Trauersinfonie

Sunday 12th November 730pm
Adrian Brendel cello
Dame Imogen Cooper piano

Beethoven Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen K 620 from Mozart’s Magic Flute
Liszt Petrarch Sonnet 47 for solo piano
Liszt Two duos for cello & piano
R Schumann 5 Stücke im Volkston Op 102
Debussy Cello Sonata in D minor
Beethoven Cello Sonata No 3 in A major Op 69

Monday 13th November 1pm
Jonathan Leibovitz clarinet
Jonathan Ware piano

Weber Grand Duo Concertante Op 47
R Schumann Drei Fantasiestucke Op 73
Stravinsky Three pieces for solo Clarinet (1918)
Brahms Clarinet Sonata No 2 in E flat major Op 120

Alexander Sitkovetsky violin
Isang Enders cello
Wu Qian piano

Mozart Piano Trio in B flat major K 502
Beethoven Piano Trio in D major Op 70 No 1 Ghost
Schubert Piano Trio in B flat major D 898

Tuesday 14th November 1pm
Alex Redington violin
Ying Xue violin
Hélène Clément viola
John Myerscough cello

Beethoven String Quartet in A major Op 18 No 5
R Schumann String Quartet in A major Op 41 No 3

Elizabeth Watts soprano
Siobhain O’Higgins piano

Mozart Exsultate Jubilate from Exsultate Jubilate
S’altro che lacrime from La Clemenza di Tito
Come scoglio from Così fan tutte
Bella mia fiamma K 528
Ch’io mi scordi di te K 505
Nel sen mi palpita from Mitridate, re di Ponto
Se il padre perdei from Idomeneo
Dove sono from Le nozze di Figaro
Interspersed with songs by Schubert, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Haydn & Thomas Linley

Wednesday 15th November 1pm
Timothy Ridout viola
Jonathan Ware piano

Mendelssohn Viola Sonata in C minor
C Schumann Three Romances Op 22
Brahms Sonata No 1 in F Minor Op 120 No 1

Immediately following this lunchtime concert we return to the northwest.

May I thank Ken and all concerned for our wonderful time in Wales. The hotel, delicious food, interesting visits, marvellous opera, splendid company and even the weather, all so perfectly organised. As always Ben's skilled driving made the travelling so relaxing and enjoyable. Thank you so much.
BG, Formby

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