Ben Goldscheider pays tribute to Dennis Brain

Friday, May 14, 2021

His new album explores the legacy of the great horn player

Ben Goldscheider's new album, 'Legacy', pays tribute to the great horn player Dennis Brain, whose centenary we mark this year. Featuring music by two composers Brain worked with – Benjamin Britten and Sir Malcolm Arnold – plus works by Francis Poulenc and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies written in his memory, and two new commissions by Huw Watkins and Roxanna Panufnik, the album is available today on Three Worlds Records. Editor Martin Cullingford talks to Ben Goldscheider about the release.

Gramophone Podcasts are presented in association with Wigmore Hall, where having streamed more than 300 concerts over the past year, the venue opens its doors again on May 17 for a 25-concert anniversary festival celebrating the Hall’s 120-year history. See concert listings beneath the player below, and find out more at Wigmore Hall's website.


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Wigmore Hall concerts in the coming week

Monday 17 May 1PM (also streamed) 
Michael Collins clarinet; Michael McHale piano
Bax, Joseph Horovitz, Muczynski and Widor

Monday 17 May 7:30PM (also streamed) 
Steven Isserlis cello; Irène Duval violin; Mishka Rushdie Momen piano
Beethoven, György Kurtág and Schubert

Tuesday 18 May 1PM
Clare Hammond piano
de Montgeroult, Rachmaninov and Szymanowski

Tuesday 18 May 7:30PM (also streamed) 
Royal Academy of Music Bicentenary Prize
Bachelet, Beethoven, Berlioz and more

Wednesday 19 May 10AM
Chamber Tots at Home: Growing in the Garden
Online music-making workshop for children aged 1 – 5 and their parents or carers

Wednesday 19 May 1PM
Sean Shibe guitar
Attaignant, Ballard, Blondeau and more

Wednesday 19 May 7:30PM
Melvyn Tan piano

Friday 21 May 2021 7:30PM
Carolyn Sampson soprano; Joseph Middleton piano

Saturday 22 May 2021 1PM (also streamed)
Sir Nicholas Kenyon: The Life of Music

Full details: Wigmore Hall's website

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