1 September 2020

Andrew Haveron plays Stevenson's 4 Elegies

For this week's At Home instalment, Concertmaster Andrew Haveron plays from Tim Stevenson's 4 Elegies, in memory of his beloved and talented school teacher. 

 

“This piece is two of the four Elegies by Tim Stevenson. A fairly obscure British composer to most, but to me he was a very important man. He was my schoolteacher when I was a teenager and one of those life changing people who really filled me with optimism and the joy of music.

“He was a very talented composer and he handed these pieces to me when I was about sixteen in 1991 and said ‘see what you think of these’…

“Sadly, I am now more than ten years older than he ever was, dying very sadly when he was about 32 years old.

“I’ve chosen these particular movements because, like him, I feel they are saying something quite profound, but with a sense of humour. Not too serious, but looking in depth at something.”