Jeremy Dale Roberts – A Celebration

At 4pm on April 22nd in the Royal Academy of Music’s Dukes Hall, a concert to celebrate the life and work of Jeremy Dale Roberts, who died last year aged 83, will be held.

The programme showcases the extraordinary intensity and breadth of his work, tracing a trajectory from the song-cycle Beautiful Lie the Dead (1954), written in the wake of his mentors Finzi and Vaughn Williams, to the blistering pianistic ferocity of Tombeau (1966-69). Also featured, excerpts from his monumental string trio Croquis (1980), the haunting Wieglied (1999) for solo viola and Capriccio for violin and piano. The extraordinary generosity of Dale Roberts as friend and teacher is expressed through the inclusion of works by three composers be was close to: Priaulx Rainier, Nicola LeFanu and Richard Causton.

This concert marks the launch of the Toccata Classics recording of Jeremy’s chamber works, which will be available for purchase.

Thanks are given to the RVW Trust and Royal Academy of Music for their generous support of this concert.

(9 Apr 2018)

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