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Romantic Revelations: Music for Clarinet and Piano

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Former Artist-in-Residence Poppy Beddoe and South African pianist Roelof Temmingh make a dazzling return with music by Rossini and Debussy. Rossini’s Introduction, Theme and Variations is a stunning example of the composer’s operatic heritage, with the cheerful melody being introduced on the clarinet following a stark introduction at the piano.

The variations extend and embellish that theme through deft passage work for both players before a thrilling climax that sees the clarinet in its highest register before the piano rounds off with an energetic finale.

Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsodie has become one of the most loved works in the clarinet repertoire. Written in 1910 as a test piece for the Paris Conservatoire, it balances great technical challenges for the player with sublime melodic and harmonic writing of profound beauty.

Presented by Clifton Festival

All ages

Seated event

Start time: 19:30


Poppy Beddoe – Clarinet
Roelof Temmingh – Piano


Rossini Introduction, Theme and Variations
Debussy Premiere Rhapsodie

The venue

St Paul’s Church Clifton

Getting There

Address: St Paul’s Church, St Paul’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LP

The venue is situated in the University Quarter in Clifton.


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

There are public car parking spaces on St Paul’s Road.


There are bus stops nearby on Queens Road.