Monday, 14 March 2011


Last Saturday evening Rog and I went to the English Mozart Ensemble's Concert by Candlelight at the Corn Exchange in Devizes. Headed by David Le Page, a superb violin and viola player, it is a loose group of musicians who come together to bring beautiful classical music to wonderful locations for people who cant necessarily make it to large city venues.
I did take a few photos of the candlelit setting (obviously before the musicians came out) but sadly I didn't notice that the macro button was still set to "on" and although sometimes a mistake like that could lead to some interesting shots, on this occasion I had no such luck, and they were all rubbish (NOTE TO SELF : always check macro setting before shooting!).
The ensemble play other composers' work as well as Mozart, but they always include at least one, if not more, of the great composer's works and this time they played the Grand Sestetto Concertante, which is the original version of the piece better known as Sinfonia Concertante (one of my own personal favourites). The other works they played were Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending, Barber's Adagio for Strings and Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence.
A lovely evening in a wonderful setting.

1 comment:

Elaine said...

By candlelight must have been fantastic!
You can't beat live music.