The Pity of War

The Pity of War

About the Project

An evening of music and words inspired by the First World War, with music by Debussy, Janacek and Elgar.

performed by Matthew Trusler and Martin Roscoe

© Imperial War Museum
© Imperial War Museum

This is a wonderful evening of music and words inspired by the First World War. Timothy West reads from poems and letters written by Wilfred Owen which are interspersed by 3 violin sonatas written around the time of the War, performed by Matthew Trusler and Martin Roscoe.

Martin Roscoe – Piano
Matthew Trusler – Violin
Timothy West – Narrator

 

Programme:
Letters to Susan Owen: 1st August 1914, 1st January 1917, 16th January 1917

Poem: The Sentry

Letter to Susan Owen: 4th February 1917

Debussy, Claude: Sonata for Violin and Piano (1917)

To Susan Owen, 2nd May 1917
To Colin Owen, 14th May 1917

Poem: Disabled

Janacek, Leos: Violin Sonata (1914)

Interval

Letters to Susan Owen: 31st December 1917, 31st August 1918

Letters to Siegfried Sassoon: 22nd September 1918, 10th October 1918

To Susan Owen, 31st October 1918

Poem: Strange Meeting

Elgar, Edward: Sonata for violin and piano in E minor Op 82 (1918)

Project Manager

Alix Pochribniak (Cambridge)
alix.pochribniak@hazardchase.co.uk