Isabel Rawsthorne was inextricably linked to classical music and to composers and musicians in particular. She married Constant Lambert, composer, conductor and first music director of the Royal Ballet, in 1947. Following his death in 1951, she married the composer Alan Rawsthorne. He died in 1971 and was buried at Thaxted, to be joined by Isabel in 1992

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Alan Rawsthorne (1905 – 1971)                   Suite for Flute, Viola and Harp

William Alwyn (1905 – 1985)                       Naiades: Fantasy-Sonata for Flute and Harp

Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)                  Elegy for solo Viola

Jean-Michel Damase (1928 – 2013)           Trio for Flute , Viola and Harp


Alan Rawsthorne                                              Themes and incidental music from ‘The Cruel Sea’ arr Webb

Constant Lambert (1905 – 1951)                 Trois pièces nègres arr Webb

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)                      Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp

Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992)                        Tangos


The recital will be introduced by Mrs Biddy Noakes who has been responsible for Isabel Rawsthorne’s continuing legacy.

The ticket price includes a glass of Toppesfield Vineyard wine at the interval. There will also be an opportunity to view the exhibitions.