Classical music
Chamber & Recital

Philharmonia Chamber Players: Bach, Debussy & Bartok

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

Bassoonist Robin O’Neill leads an ensemble of 15 wind players in his own arrangements of well-loved music by JS Bach, Debussy and Bartòk.

Building on the wind ensemble tradition popularised by the likes of Mozart and Dvorák in their well-loved wind serenades, Robin O’Neill presents arrangements of keyboard works from across three centuries.

Bach’s Fizz Overture reimagines the iconic C major Prelude from the Well-Tempered Clavier, and paves the way for arrangements from Bartók and Debussy’s masterful music for solo piano.

This concert is part of the Philharmonia Chamber Players series.


Philharmonia Wind Soloists


Robin O'Neill: Prelude from Bach's Prelude & Fugue No.1 in C, BWV.846 arr. for wind ensemble; A selection from Bartók's Hungarian Folk Songs for piano arr. for wind ensemble; A selection from Debussy's Préludes, Bks.1 & 2 for piano arr. for wind ensemble

Dates & times

14 Apr 2019
Approximate run time: 45 mins
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Royal Festival Hall



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